• United Kingdom

Cedia Honored Home Theater

Summary:

From a dated, cinema games room to a Cedia Honored Home Theater. Acoustical Solutions helped to completely redesign and upgrade A UK home using SoundSuede™ Acoustic Fabric. The client was thrilled with the results – and so were CEDIA judges.

Application Introduction:

A home in Southport, England included a unique cinema and games room. But after the current residents lived there for ten years, the layout, design, and technology were pretty out of date. They contacted Matt Wayne, a Design Consultant at the UK’s Finite Solutions home technology specialists. Wayne came up with an extensive redesign and technological upgrade, including acoustical products from Acoustical Solutions.

Treatment Provided:

The acoustical treatment and “key feature” of the room, according to Finite Solutions, was the SoundSuede™ material from Acoustical Solutions. Black SoundSuede™ fabric was installed along the walls, covering the nine new speakers and subwoofers creating a hidden surround sound system. Finite Solutions then installed SoundSuede™ Acoustic Panels intermittently along the walls in the color Boysenberry to absorb sound and increase intelligibility of film audio.

Other equipment installed during the renovation includes:
  • Sim2 Lumis 3D projector
  • Screen Excellence acoustically transparent 10 wide
  • foot projector screen
  • Classe SSP800 Reference surround sound processor
  • B&W CWM7.3 in wall speakers (7)
  • B&W CTSW 15 subwoofers (2)
  • Oppo BD95 3D Blu-Ray player
  • Classe power amplifiers (2)
  • PS3, Wii
  • Sky + HD
  • DVDO scaller and 3D switch
  • Crestron Prodigy PMC3
  • Signature cinema seating (6)
  • Middle Atlantic rack and cooling system.

Results:

Finite Solutions said the cinema “provides the comfort, warmth and perfect acoustic environment to get the best performance from the equipment.

The cinema was later chosen as a finalist for the CEDIA award for best Home Cinema between £100-250k.

From the Client: Upon completion of the room the client had purchased a healthy selection of new films to enjoy in the cinema. After a few simple demonstrations, the client was absolutely blown away with the sound and picture quality.

I was really pleased with the cinema as was the client, and Acoustical Solutions’ assistance was particularly useful.” – Matt Wayne