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Nostalgic Home Theater

lht08c.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level II: $98,500 – $115,000

The client came to us wanting to re-create the experience of their childhood theater-going days aesthetically, while providing a cutting edge visual and aural viewing experience. The control system needed to be simple to operate and visually uncluttered due to the physical limitations of the clients.

A Control4 system was chosen for the user interface, utilizing a 10.5in. color touchscreen that provides the client with onscreen music, movie, and broadcast content management. In addition, the system interfaces with whole-house security, lighting, and audio systems providing a singular GUI for the clients.

Acoustic design and treatment was custom designed with assistance by Acoustic Innovations, modeled on the “Grand” theater. In addition to the absorbative panels on the walls, sound abatement insulation was installed above the star-field ceiling.

Audio calibration was performed using audio controls, RTA, and a sound pressure level meter measuring the theater at 96dB SPL “A” weighted.

Equipment List
Qty: 7 Manufacturer: Klipsch Model#: R-5800
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NAD Model#: T163
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: NAD Model#: T973
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sony Model#: DVP-CX985V
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Boston Acoustics Model#: SA1
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Screen Innovations Model#: TR110
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Sim2 Model#: Domino 18
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Russound Model#: CAV6.6
Qty: 2 Manufacturer: Boston Acoustics Model#: VRISUB82
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Dish Network Model#: 622
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: 5-43-26
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: PD915R
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Middle Atlantic Model#: U2
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Denon Model#: DO-AVR687
Qty: 5 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: AMS82721
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft Model#: ASMX0800
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: AVM-MCI-B
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: TSM-10.51-B
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: TSM-10.5TC1-B
Qty: 4 Manufacturer: Control4 Model#: LDZ-101-B
Qty: 1 Manufacturer: Acoustic Innovations Model#: Grand Theater

Time and Expertise Worksheet
Task Hours
Client Interviews: 14
Electronic Design and Engineering: 4
Proposal and System Documentation Preparation: 4
Project Management: 12
Pre-wire/Rough-in: 15.83
Trim-out: 64.16
Shop Time for Racking and Testing: 0
Programming: 4
Final Installation and Calibration: 29.73
Client Instruction: 12
Interior Design and/or Architecture by your Company: 3
Interior Design and/or Architecture by Others: 0
Project Management by Others: 0
Other time: 0
Total Hours to Complete: 162.72

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