Best Home Cinema (over £100,000)
Winner: FAB Audio Visual for Arabian Nights
FAB Audio Visual's Arabian Nights project was a clear winner thanks to its "amazing sound system".
The judges praised the room's 7.1 surround sound system, complete with two Genelec HTS4B floor level subwoofers and two Genelec A1W312 active hidden monitors, concealed either side of the 120" screen. The Screen Excellence acoustically transparent screen also conceals the HT312 centre speaker. The home cinema boasts a total of six Genelec A1Q25 active mounted speakers completing
the crystal clear surround sound.
At the heart of the audio system sits an Onkyo SC886 processor and a Dolby Lake sound equalizer, usually found in large live music venues. A single Crestron touchpanel controls the entire home cinema's automation. As soon as a video source is selected, the projector and amplification turn on and the lights dim, giving spectators a real cinematic experience.
The client has a choice to source viewing material including a range of videos sources from a Kaleidescape player, 3U video and Sky HD+.
A Digital Projection Titan 1080p DLP projector and ISCO 3 anamorphic lens and lens carriage create the perfect image. To ensure the client was not disturbed by any unnecessary noise, the projector is housed in a mechanically ventilated box in the ceiling void of the next door room.