Dolby Atmos Cinema and Multiroom AV
A Large six bedroom property in Nottingham was the destination for this retrofit installation. The brief was for a multiroom Audio Visual system, CCTV, dedicated Dolby Atmos cinema room, all controlled via a single interface.
After the initial consultation wiring plans and 3D images of the Cinema room were created to allow the client to visualise and adapt the proposed works, ensuring that everything was agreed before any works commenced.
The client had recently purchased the property and was undertaking minor renovations, installing the necessary cabling proved a challenge, but needless to say this was achieved and completed with minimal disruption. Along with the necessary cabling for the current needs additional cables were installed to cater for future requirements
The room designated for the cinema was situated on the second floor above the garage block, due to the low pitched ceilings there was no existing flat wall for the screen and front channel speakers, so we designed and constructed one. 3D images were created for the clients approval and once confirmed we bought in all of the necessary trades to construct the wall.
Multiroom Audio and Video
Music and TV through 6 rooms with no loss of video or audio quality was a requirement of the initial brief. We chose to use a 4K (UHD) ready modular HDMI matrix from HDAnywhere for the video distribution. Modular because the client did specify that more rooms of video may be added at a later stage, so the 8X8 modular chassis was the ideal candidate for the project.
For audio distribution the client was already aware of Sonos and was keen to incorporate their products into the system. Due to the excellent 2 way integration of the control system this was not an issue, now the client can choose to control the audio with either interface.
Audio visual Rack
All of the distributed audio, video and network equipment was positioned out of site within the study, creating clean uncluttered rooms throughout the property. Also allowing a single point for service and maintenance.
With the amount of equipment being installed the obvious choice for simple intuitive control was Control4. Bringing together all of the audio, video, security and automated gates the client can simply pick up one of his Control4 remotes, iPhone or 7" Control4 touch screen and control any zone throughout the property no matter if he is in that room or not.
The end result was a future ready smart home with 6 zones of audio, 6 zones of High Definition video distribution from 7 sources, access control and a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos home cinema.
CONTROL4 HDAnywhere SONOS Yamaha KEF Samsung sony DRAYTEK Unifi