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WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE AN ENTERTAINMENT ROOM?

Do you remember the childhood excitement of going to the movies?
From the moment you walked into the foyer, the anticipation started. Walking through the passage of the theatre, the sudden hush surrounded you. Something dramatic was about to happen. As you turned the corner the big screen took your breath away. Comfortable in the plush chair, popcorn in hand, the lights dimmed and while the film studio intro played, you were ready to be transported to another world.

You can enjoy those times in your own home entertainment room using elements of lighting, sound and décor that made the movies and concerts worth going to.

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 WHAT DO I NEED FOR A GOOD ENTERTAINMENT ROOM?

  • ACOUSTIC TREATMENT
    All rooms affect the sound coming from a speaker. Some parts of the sound improve, but most get worse.  That is why acoustic panels should always be used.

  • ELECTRONICS

    • Step 1
      An audio and video source such as a DVD or Blu-Ray player together with a surround amplifier with at least a 5.1 Pre-Output.

    • Step 2
      Extra sources such as a Media Player, iPOD, computer or game console can be added. Separate power amplifier for the front Left and Right speakers.

    • Step 3
      External multi-channel sound processor/equaliser.

  • VIDEO DISPLAY
    A flat screen TV for a picture up to 2.5m wide. A projector with a projection screen for a picture up to 7.5m wide.

  • SPEAKERS
    2 speakers are needed for stereo.
    At least 5 speakers are needed for surround sound. A 6th speaker is a subwoofer that plays the lowest bass frequencies. Extra speakers can be added to the surround sound.

  • CABLING
    Budget at least 10% of the cost of the electronics. Good cables won't fix a bad system, yet they are an important link in keeping the signal chain pure.

  • INSTALLATION AND SETUP
    Done correctly the system will perform to it's maximum, be reliable and blend with your décor.

WHERE CAN I PUT AN ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM?

  • LIVING ROOM
    A living room is for entertaining guests which can include watching a movie or listening to music.
    A good design will allow the room to be used for the original purpose and as a theatre. 

  • SEPARATE ROOM
    A room size from 12m² in area up is suitable. A spare bedroom, second lounge, study or outbuilding can be used. The acoustic treatment, lighting and electronics will be able to be placed in the ideal positions.  

HOW WILL EVERYTHING FIT IN?
  • ELECTRONICS
    Equipment can be placed on the side or back of the room in a moveable equipment rack.
    No more kneeling on the floor in front of the equipment below the TV to operate something while your friends stare at the 'full moon'.
  • SPEAKERS
    Manufacturers try to make their speakers look attractive. Yet they usually do not fit in with your interior décor. These can be hidden in walls or behind custom covers.

  • ACOUSTIC TREATMENT
    These panels and enclosures are hidden in bulkheads, room corners or mounted as on the walls as part of the decor.

  • WIRES
    They are hidden in the walls, behind custom skirting, or in trunking stuck neatly to the corners of the walls.