The award-winning entry in this category was described by CEDIA’s judges as “an incredible installation for the price.” The project began as a media room with a large TV, but after several meetings, The Digital Picture team convinced the client that a dedicated cinema would better satisfy their needs. Once the integrator showed the client the benefits of a dedicated theater with a 16:9 screen and a 4K projector, the deal was closed with a video upgrade.
The consultation process with the client was critical in this instance: an original budget of twenty-thousand Australian dollars soon doubled as the client became more and more educated regarding immersive audio and other gear. Acoustic treatments were also key to the room’s success, as was power management – the client’s away on business for extended periods of time, and the room’s “isolation mode” will prolong the life of the equipment.
Working with other contractors on the job site of this retrofit was also helpful for the integration team: For example, instead of reworking the room’s HVAC system entirely, the integrators worked with the heating and cooling contractor to use sound-absorbing ductwork and add length and bends to reduce noise. Creative thinking such as this kept the project well within the customer’s ultimate budget.
Now that the job’s finished, the client uses the room much more than they’d initially thought.
Anthem PVA 7 amplifier
Anthem MRX 720 receiver
Manhattan motorized seating
MSR Acoustics bass trap
Panasonic DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray player
RTI XP-6 control system processor
RTI T1-B+ remote
RTI ZM-24 transceiver
Severtson Screens 120” 16:9 woven projection screen
Sony VPL-VW320ES 4K projector
TP-Link network switch
Triad InCeiling Silver/6 speakers
Triad InWall Silver/4 speakers
Triad OnWall Silver speakers
Triad OnWall Silver subwoofers
Wavetrain Cinemaworks hardware and absorption
The Digital Picture
PO Box 3547
Helensvale Town Centre, Queensland 4212
CEDIA Member Since 2013