This theater had already been roughed in when La Scala came aboard, but it wasn’t designed properly — and more importantly, it had no consideration for room treatments to address sound absorption or reflection. The client wanted something unique, and needed enough amplification to really fill the space with sound and images. CEDIA’s judges were knocked out by what the winning firm achieved here for the budget.
La Scala tells us: “The ceiling was a large surface that needed to be treated, and the client wanted fiber-optic effects. Custom-painted speakers blend perfectly into the nicely painted ceiling.
“Our client wanted this room loud. The room is over 800 square feet, so we decided on a 9.4.4 immersive sound system with a ton of power. In order to achieve the sound pressure level desired we elected to use the larger Sonance R2 series for the nine primary and surround speakers.” Reference subwoofers, processing by Marantz, and Sonance high-powered amps deliver the goods.
“This room delivers a true 4K experience with a 4K Laser projector creating its amazing image on a 16-foot 2:35 acoustically transparent screen.
“We wanted to go a little further, so we added each family member’s own constellations of stars embedded in the huge 350-square-foot starlight ceiling — this was a little surprise from us.”
The little touches don’t stop there, though: “Walking towards the theater room you will notice movie posters — and you’re greeted by an on-wall candy machine which always includes your favorite movie snacks.”