The demonstration Home Cinema in our showroom in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has just had a radical redesign. Along with our newly revamped Interior Design studio, the Home Cinema room has had a technical and visual makeover.
The brief to our Interior Design team was on two levels. Firstly we wanted a fabulous room that could showcase their talents but we wanted performance improvements as well. This is where the integration of interior design, lighting design and home cinema design come together to deliver spectacular results.
The finished room is a lush, welcoming and intimate Home Cinema. Careful choice of fabrics, furniture and wall treatments have improved the acoustics considerably and the glorious, dark purple wallpaper and acoustically transparent front wall accentuate the performance of the new Digital Projection Titan projector. The screen is a 2.35:1 acoustically transparent Screen Research screen which recesses into the ceiling when not in use.
The Cinema is still home to two distinct audio systems. Artcoustic speakers combine great aesthetics with performance whilst the Genelec / Lexicon / Audyssey combination delivers a stunning audio setup which our designers have discretely built into the fabric of the room.
The sources for the room include Sky+ HD, Blu-ray and the Kaleidescape System. In integrating these our programmers have excelled themselves as well. Using the flexibility of both the AMX and Lutron control systems, the system is finely tuned, offering subtly different lighting for entering the room, watching trailers or sitting down to the main feature.