The client here had two demands, according to The Digital Picture: “First was that we provide at least 10 seats, all of which would provide an excellent viewing experience as entertainment of large groups of family and friends was paramount. Second was that we were to conceal as much of the equipment, speakers and technology as possible.”
HVAC considerations were first and foremost here — since the height of the room was less than ideal, and the integrator was limited as to locations, placement of ductwork and openings became the driving force behind the design. The solutions here made for an almost invisible, incredibly quiet climate control system.
The room’s height also created issues for the top channels in this room’s immersive sound system. Angled Triad speakers were utilized in the ceiling, and careful placement ensures an excellent experience for every seat.
The Digital Picture says, “The hybrid ATMOS-AURO speaker layout from Trinnov allows the customer the best of both worlds and enables them to enjoy content other than Atmos, plus when new formats arrive the system can take advantage them.” (Different immersive sound formats can demand different speaker configurations, but a professional designer can find the perfect placement for a variety of formats.)
The same kind of care was given to the projector and screen. The integrator needed to find a projector capable of delivering a bright 4K image that could be as large as 4.3 meters wide. A BenQ 4K projector and a Lumagen Radiance Pro video processor handled the job without blowing out the budget.
CEDIA’s judges were impressed by the planning and noted the care that went into the rack and cable management, and The Digital Picture won Best Home Cinema, Level II in the 2019 CEDIA Awards (Asia Pacific) for their work.
The Digital Picture
PO Box 3547
Helensvale Town Centre QLD 4212
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