Tucked away beneath the redwoods in Ross, CA., is this amazing home theater that SoundVision created in conjunction with Designer Alison Pickart and AP-Build Inc.
Featuring rough-hewn beams, a stone fireplace and custom seating, the room has a very elegant yet cozy feel. To keep the room comfortable the room includes a Nest thermostat that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet.
The room features an Epson Pro-6020 high definition 3D projector, paired with an acoustically transparent Vutec Greydove motorized screen. The combination of this high performance projector with the grey screen produces an amazing image that really enhances dynamic range and makes for rich colors and deep black levels.
The audio system features an Integra DHC 80.3 high performance surround sound processor paired with a 9 x 175 watt/channel amplifier. We needed to make the speakers blend with the room’s decor, so we used B&W CWM7.3 in-wall front speakers, CWM6.3 in-wall rear speakers, and an ISW3 in-wall subwoofer. Once the room was furnished and calibrated, the sound quality was amazing. All speakers were painted to match the wall colors to help them blend into the room.
Sources include the new Tivo Premier XL4 tuner that allows access to all cable channels as well as online streaming from virtually any service, a Sony BDP-S580 Blu-Ray DVD player and an Apple TV. Needless to say, we wired a network connection to all source components to provide maximum download speeds for streaming high definition video.
For lighting, we used Lutron’s Maestro dimmers that are made to work specifically with the URC remote control’s RF output. This allows the owner to control the lights with the remote control without having line-of-sight access.
All A/V equipment is located out of view in a Salamander rack in an adjacent closet.
A Universal Remote Control MX780 provides simple operation of the media system and lights in the room. Of course, the remote control uses radio frequency so that it does not have to be pointed at the equipment, since the equipment is in an adjacent space.
We had installed the A/V and network systems in the client’s previous home, so when they purchased this home, they called us to help them get it right.
When we followed up to ask them how they like the new system, their simple response was “Wow, what a great Superbowl party weekend”.
Do you have a space that you would like to transform into your favorite room in the house? Let us know, we would love to help.
Until Next Time,
Scott Sullivan – SoundVision
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