The 4K high life

Home Cinema Choice magazine issue 286 June 2018

Source: Home Cinema Choice Magazine June 2018

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…

KIT CHECKLIST

  • AUDIOCONTROL: Maestro M9 surround processor
  • BGW: VXi 8.4 power amplifier (12 x 200W)
  • SCREEN RESEARCH: X4R projection screen with motorised top/bottom masking
  • SONY: VPL-VW550ES 4K HDR projector
  • TRIAD: 3 x InWall Gold/6 Monitor speakers; 4 x InWall Silver/4 Surround speakers; 2 x InWall Silver/4 MiniMonitor speakers (in-ceiling); 2 x InCeiling Silver/6 speakers (in-ceiling); 2 x InRoom Gold Sub subwoofers; 2 x InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub subwoofers; 3 x RackAmp 700 DSP amplifiers
  • FORTRESS SEATING: 7 x Kensington leather cinema chairs with electric incline
  • CONTROL4: C4-EA3 processor; C4-SR260RSK remote control
  • APPLE: Apple TV
  • KALEIDESCAPE: Strato 4K Ultra HD movie player; 24TB Terra movie server
  • SKY: Sky Q Silver PVR
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