Cinema in style
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THIS HIGH-SPEC HOME theatre from custom install specialist Cyberhomes is somewhat unusual as the orientation of seating and screen doesn’t follow the typical ‘longest dimension’ rule.
Instead, the owners were keen to pivot the layout through 90 degrees, to place the room’s twin doors either side of the eventual PJ screen for pleasing aesthetic symmetry. Cyberhomes’ challenge was therefore to accommodate a 4K-projection, Dolby Atmos system within this configuration, while still maintaining the expected premium performance.
Behind the Screen Research screen, which fits snugly between the room’s two doors, sit Triad InWall Gold/6 Monitor speakers, the US company’s range-topping option, plus two in-wall subs. Bipole in-wall models, again from Triad, are adopted for the rear and surround channels; their extra dispersion deemed necessary due to the close proximity of the seating row. Traditional in-ceiling speakers (rear Atmos), 45-degree angled in-ceiling speakers (front Atmos), and two further subwoofers at the back of the room complete the system.
Processing is from AudioControl’s Maestro M9, with power delivered by a 12-channel amplifier from BGW. A full acoustic treatment (diffusion, absorption and bass management panels), plus Dirac calibration, was conducted. For its bigscreen images, the cinema features a Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K HDR projector. Sources are Sky Q, Apple TV and a Kaleidescape UHD player/ server combi. Again, full calibration was performed.
Lutron smart lighting, Control4-powered system operation and luxury Fortress seating finish off a cinema room we’d love to kick back in…