Creating Elegant Home Theater Design
Nov 19, 2007 11:22 AM
The following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers' Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.
2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Winner
Designers' Awards: Best Large Home Theater,
Level VI ($347,000 - $415,000)
We created the ultimate environment in this room employing techniques to maximize the elegance, performance, and value. Extensive effort went into hiding the technology so that the aesthetics of the theater were not compromised since the customer wanted the best of both worlds.
The wall panels completely dampen any sound resonance while disguising all of the speakers from view. Overall, the room has a real elegant and theatrical feel to it. Words or pictures really cannot even come close to the experience sitting in this theater. The client was more than ecstatic to show off his private home cinema.
One challenge was the limitation in the placement of equipment. The room was round and solid concrete, which made for an abundance of reflection directed towards the center of the room. Also, because of the shape of the room, the calibration of the JBL Synthesis speaker system was very difficult to calibrate. Speaker placement then became critical.
The SPL reading was 125dB, and the projector was calibrated to ISF standards. The center chandelier obstructed the line of site of the projector.
|Time and Expertise Worksheet|
|Electronic Design and Engineering:||20|
|Proposal and System Documentation Preparation:||15|
|Shop Time for Racking and Testing:||24|
|Final Installation and Calibration:||30|
|Interior Design and/or Architecture by your Company:||0|
|Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others:||260|
|Project Management by Others:||32|
|Other time: builder's interior designs, drawings done on paper:||0|
|Total Hours to Complete:||481|
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