The Brief for this project evolved over a number of months. It involved AV distribution to most rooms about the house, with a variety of quality presentations depending on the room. Added to this was a dedicated High spec Home Cinema
In short we ended up with:
- 8 zones of Sonos Music
- 7 zones of Linn Music
- 4 TVs with Kaleidescape Movie playback and 2 Sky HD boxes & CCTV via HD distribution
- 6 TVs with access to another Kaleidescape player and 2 sky boxes & CCTV via HD distribution
- WiFi and Data distribution to all rooms
- Dedicated High quality Cinema Room
This was a long project with many planning and technical delays waiting for the Build project to progress, however the end result is a superb sounding system with Linn Digital Streaming playback for the most used rooms. The less used rooms use Sonos music players to keep the cost down.
There is a Media Equipment cupboard where we made sense of the mass of data wiring. This was designed to be as flexible and future-proof as possible, allowing data, music and video to be streamed to any room.
The Equipment Rack included: Kaleidescape Video Serve; Kaleidescape Disk Vault; Zoneripper Music Server; 2 x Sky Boxes; 6 zone HD Anywhere HD Distribution; 52 port managed Gigabit Data switch; Cat6 Patch panels to all rooms; Coax Patch panels to all rooms; TV Distribution Amplifier; CCTV IP HDR; Broadband Router; Global Cache control hub.
High performance Cinema Room
The Dedicated Cinema room was built with quality in mind. This has a 9′ screen with Paradigm Signature LCR5 speakers behind the screen, Paradigm Signature ADP rear channel speakers and a massive Paradigm Sub15 subwoofer providing the grunt. The picture was generated from the superb Sim2 Mico 150 LED projector, for a pin sharp image, and also meaning that bulb life should never be a worry.
There are two tiers of comfortable electrically adjustable seats, and the padded walls and specialist soundproofing ensuring that even at ear-popping volumes this system will sound fantastic and won’t trouble others elsewhere in the house.
The special feeling in the cinema room is finished off with a fibre-optic star ceiling with Multi colour LED driver coupled to the lighting system.
- Anthem D2V 3D & HD Surround processor
- Anthem A5 5-channel power amplifier
- Paradigm Sub 15
- Paradigm Signature LCR5 built-in speakers with backboxes
- Paradigm Signature ADP rear speakers
- Grandview 9′ acoustic screen
- Sim2 Mico 150 LED projector
- Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray player
- Kaleidescape M300 player
- Front Row seating
- Control Via dedicated remote and iPad running DemoControl
This was one of our dream projects where we were able to put together something really special for the clients. A system that they use daily and will enjoy for years to come.