We have a “masterpiece” home theater in the works, using the ultimate in video, audio, and home automation technology!
Customers often wonder what goes into large projects like this, so we wanted to highlight the hardware that will be used and our conceptual images before construction begins. Then, once the project is finished, we will follow up with another article to show how everything came together.
Sony 4k Projector
The Sony VPL-VW5000ES is currently the Lamborghini of home video projectors. Sony actually has a few different models in their 4k VPL-VW lineup, with the 5000ES being their flagship model. And for good reasons.
The 5000ES is several times brighter than most other 4k projectors while also being capable of pure black frames when needed. It’s brightness is the closest current projectors can get to displaying HDR (high dynamic range) images. Although we will be using the Sony 5000ES on a 150″ screen, it’s rated to work on up to a 1000″ screen!
Often forgotten, but also important, is the actual screen that the projector will display on. To achieve the best in visual clarity and prevent any sound distortion, we will install a Seymour Tam 2L 150. This will provide a 150″ wide and over 60″ tall viewing area.
The screen is made of a special fabric that allows a vivid 4k resolution to be displayed on it. In addition, it is acoustically transparent. This will allow us to install speakers behind the screen without it being distorted or muffled.
Datasat Amp & Dolby Receiver
We will install Datasat’s RA7300 amplifier and RS20i processor. Fully tuned and ready to go, this combo powers breathtaking, dynamic audio that you can literally feel.
It delivers everything from deep bass to subtle atmospheric sounds and crisp dialogue. This system, fine-tuned with Dirac Live calibration, represents the pinnacle of home cinema audio excitement. Once heard, it’s never forgotten.
Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to the home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34, recreating the original artistic concept.
Atmos supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers or special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers.
James Loudspeaker will be used along with the Datasat amp. The BE Reference series of speakers work great in-wall and provide life-like, multi-dimensional sound.
We wanted to install a powerful, but hidden subwoofer so we decided to implement their Power Pipe 1000PT. It’s a 10″ sub that is specifically designed to be installed in the floor or wall. It also packs a punch too!
Some challenges are the light from the large aquarium in the wall and sound abatement for such a powerful audio system.
The aquarium’s lighting will be blocked out with a Savant controlled and motorized QMotion blind. This will automatically lower from within the wall whenever a movie is played, and rise again when shut off.
The conceptual picture below shows how we will contain the home theater’s audio. First, quiet rock will be used on the original walls. It will be attached to the studs using Isomax clips and isolation hangers to prevent the sound from transferring through. The walls will then be covered with acoustical panels for the ultimate sound wave reflection and absorption.
Be sure to check our site again soon to see the project’s completion!