Home Cinema - Barn Conversion
The Client's requirements for the newly converted Barn were to not damage the newly-fitted wood panelling, to sit the screen as tight to the wall as possible, whilst achieving the highest quality surround sound, given the room size and acoustic properties of the room. The budget was set at under £15,000.
We determined, that given the viewing distance and the fact that the front of the Barn was a full width set of sliding glass doors, we would recommend an 85 inch TV, rather than a Projector. This would be great for daytime viewing and actually much lower cost than a Projection system. We promptly sourced an end of line Samsung TV for just £3,000 for the Client, who was suitably impressed at the instant savings achieved!
Based on the requirement for surface mount speakers for the Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound System, we used Morel's flagship SP-3 satellite speakers for the most important front left, right and centre speaker positions and the mid-range SP-2's for the two rears.
We were asked to hide the Subwoofer if possible and were able to locate this under the stairs, using judicially spaced air holes for the sound to exit.
Finally we built a custom storage unit for the equipment on castors, so that it would also fit under the stairs. Using an Infra-red repeater, the equipment could still be controlled, either with the relevant standard remotes or our own custom iPad/iPhone 'iRemoteControl" App.
Finally the TV was re-calibrated for the best pictures settings and the sound optimised using the Audyssey Laboratories Surround Sound Calibration system.
Sources for the system are SkyQ, Neflix, AppleTV and Spotify/TIDAL music streaming via a Sonos Pre-Amplifier.