Ever thought about converting your double garage into a feature-filled home theatre space?
Well, that is exactly what the brief from this client was. Their double garage was converted into a very generous 6m x 4.5m cinema room. This made use of our team’s expertise to carry out the building/structural works, which included framing off the room and installing doors to create a separate storage area for their children’s stuff. We also took care of carpentry/cabinetry, painting, carpet installation – as well as the supply and installation of all the selected AV and tech gear.
Project highlights included:
- A full cinema room fitout with 5.2.4 Dolby Atmos sound, including 2 x subwoofers, 2 x in ceiling fronts, and 2 x pairs of in-ceiling rears
- Manhattan New Yorker Pro custom cinema seating, with tiered step up for second row of seating and step LED lighting
- Building of step-up
- Carpet and curtains supplied and installed
- Installation of security camera system throughout the house
- Installation of Ubiquiti WiFi system for strong signal throughout the property
- Full audio and video calibration, for perfect picture and sound
Before we look at the gear we installed, let’s first understand the different channel/speaker combinations you can have in a surround sound system.
Understanding surround sound channels and speaker setups
If you are wondering what the numbers you see when buying a surround system are, here is an explainer.
The first thing to know is that surround sound systems are usually described using three digits – like 5.1.2, where:
- “5” = the number of channels/speakers you will have at ear level
- “1” = the subwoofer speaker, for those thumping, low bass frequencies
- “2″ = the number of overhead channels/speakers, as in an Atmos system, typically in the ceiling or wall
If there are only two digits – like 5.1 – your surround sound system does not have any dedicated height channels. Some common setups you will see include:
- 5.1 = 5 speakers at ear level, with a single dedicated subwoofer
- 5.1.2 = as above but with two additional height speakers, often above you in the ceiling/wall
- 7.1.2 = with 7 speakers at ear level, a subwoofer and two dedicated height speakers above
- 7.2.4 = as above, but with 2 subwoofers, and 4 height speakers added in the ceiling/wall
Components supplied and installed
Components supplied and installed in this fit-out included:
- Sony 85” TV
- Marantz SR6015 amplifier, which is capable of upscaling video sources to 8K, while supporting HDMI eARC and audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
- 1 x pair Klipsch RP 5000F floorstanding speakers
- 1 x Klipsch RP 500C centre speaker
- 3 x pairs Definitive Technology in-ceiling speakers as rears and Atmos
- 2 x Klipsch KLP-R 100SW subwoofers
- Apple TV
- Manhattan New Yorker Pro config 430 x 2 rows
- RTI Control via iPad
- Mitsubishi 3kw air conditioner
- HIK Vision security camera system
Like what you see? Then why not browse some of our other recent projects to see what we are capable of.
Give us a call today on 1800 144 199 to get your home theatre project off the ground