If you are going to go the whole hog and renovate your whole house, you may as well spec it out with all the toys and tech – which is exactly what this client did.
Not only did we fit out an awesome home cinema, but we also installed a stonemason wall which is invisible from the hallway. It’s like entering a hidden grotto, full of some pretty awesome AV kit! They also wanted the full cinema experience, which involved installing a step up or riser for the two rows of cinema seating. The back row has a row of 5 seats, with 2 rows of 2 on the bottom, with a step in between.
The terrace outdoors got a 75 inch Samsung TV, as did the lounge room, paired with Sonos’s excellent soundbars handling the audio.
As you can see from the before/after shots, we really got our hands dirty on this one! From the design, to the structural works – which included creating walls, building the riser/step up and installing all the hardware, cabling and software.
Let’s take a closer look at this build in more detail.
Gear highlights of this installation…
Epson LS1200 4K laser projector
If you want amazing image quality the Epson EH-LS12000 should be on your shortlist. It is a 4K Pro-UHD laser projector which pumps out vivid and dynamic images. It’s got awesome brightness levels, UHD upscaling and is also super easy to setup. The projector’s secret is its advanced 3LCD technology, which uses three separate LCD chips to produce the colour signal for each frame. The result? Exceptional colour accuracy and an incredibly bright, clear picture!
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A4A amplifier
The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A4A is a 7.2 channel home theatre receiver with Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. It has plenty of grunt for driving all your speakers and decoding all the major surround audio codes. It is also easy to set-up, scores well with a well-designed remote control and is great value for money for the features you get.
Manhattan Cinema Seating with a riser
We supply and install industry-leading Manhattan Seating home cinema chairs, which not only have Gold Class quality comfort and features – they are made right here in Australia! These are manufactured with a sturdy, commercial standard timber frame with individual ‘pocket springs’, high‐density foam, ultra‐breathable cloth and a choice of top grain leather or fabric upholstery. This client opted to install a step up or riser for a rear/second row of luxury cinema style seating d – just like in a real cinema! This means everyone has a great view of the action!
Sonos Arc + Beam soundbars
Sonos are leaders in wireless audio, with a modern design and an app that allows you to control all the speakers around your home. The Arc is the brand’s premium soundbar, with Dolby Atmos, crystal clear dialogue with Speech Enhancement, and Trueplay tuning technology which matches the sound to the layout of your room. The Beam is a step down from the Arc, in a more compact form. Both can sync with your TV remote, use your existing WiFi network for rock solid audio and are compatible with all your favourite music streaming services.
All the gear, toys and tech…
Here is a more detailed list of all the gear, toys and tech we managed to squeeze in:
- Epson LS1200 4K laser projector
- Grandview 120” Fixed Acoustical screen
- Origin Acoustics LCR65 in wall fronts as LCR
- Origin Acoustics Thin Fit TF37EX as rear in ceiling speakers
- Yamaha Aventage RXA4A amplifier
- RTI control unit
- Recessed ceiling lighting
- Steps ups and platforms for the Manhattan seating
- Carpet supply and installation
Zoned Video and Audio in other rooms of the house
- 75” Samsung Terrace TV for the alfresco
- 75” Samsung TV in living area
- Sonos Arc + Beam soundbar for each TV
Why Universal Home Theatre?
Unlike other home theatre installers who contract work out, we do it all ourselves! Our team of techs and installers do it all – including all the structural works like building step ups, installing carpet, blinds and much more. These are just some of the elements we take care of:
- Data cabling installation
- Blocking in walls
- Building bulkheads
- Building steps ups and platforms
- Carpet (supply and installation)
- Curtains and blinds (supply and installation)
- Electrical (lighting and powerpoint installation)
- Seating and custom (supply and install)
- Custom cabinetry (design, supply and installation).
We also advise which components suit your space, and supply leading brands such as Sonos, Epson Jamo, B&W, Yamaha, Yamaha Aventage, Optoma, RTI, Samsung, LG, Sony and BenQ. And when all your gear is installed we also calibrate your audio and video for pixel perfect images and crystal clear audio – using dedicated equipment.
Like what you see? Then why not browse some of our other recent projects to see what we are capable of.