Best Home Cinema (£40,000 to £100,000)
Winner: FAB Audio Visual for The Grey Room
FAB Audio Visual triumphs again with this "awesome cinema which was technically well thought out". With its monochromatic interior, there is little to distract from this room's primary purpose - watching movies. Designed for an avid film collector with a passion for Japanese films, this impressive system delivers a truly immersive cinematic experience.
Audio is delivered by two Genelec subwoofers at floor level and three Genelec active monitors located behind a 120" Screen Excellence acoustically-transparent
screen. Six Genelec active speakers, mounted adjacent to the three rows of seats, further enhance the sound quality which is processed by an Onkyo SC-866 controller and an Audyssey Multi EQ.
Video is taken care of by a JVC HD100 D-ILA projector, complete with Schneider anamorphic lens for widescreen authenticity. Amongst the choice of video sources is Denon DVD, BluRay and Sky+ HD. A Kaleidescape media server brings together the client's expansive collection of over 1,500 DVDs.
This impressive set-up is controlled via a standalone Crestron processor and Crestron TPMC-8X touchscreen. On selection of a video source; the electric blackout blinds drop, the projector and amplification turn on, the lights dim... and what is now an award-winning cinema experience begins.