CEDIA Awards

Best Home Cinema

Level I

  |  EMEA

Heart of the Homestead

by New Wave AV

This cinema room was part of a whole house system. New Wave AV supplied the acoustic panels for the cinema room, and this required detailed drawings to be prepared as a 20mm tolerance between the skirting, ceiling, and other panels had been specified by the interior designer. The panelling had to be cut out for both the speakers and the concealed AC unit, and the shape had to be designed to work around the door, raised seating area, and the projector enclosure.

With the interior designer wanting the projector to be in a housing, but there being no budget for a hushbox with extraction, a wooden enclosure was designed with the recommended height for airspace as well as vents on the front. Due to the vertical shift on the projector being used, the cut out had to be positioned to ensure no fringing of the picture occurred.

New Wave AV designed a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos speaker system, with the surround sound and rear speakers installed behind a cut out in the wall panels, and the two subwoofers were placed behind the acoustically transparent screen.

Due to the width of the room, the requested screen size wasn’t achievable. With the client now wanting a 1:78:1 ratio screen, New Wave AV sourced a micro bezel screen that gave enough additional visible screen height to make the vertical shift on the projector work.


The Old Mill Workshop

Pierce Mill Lane



TN11 0LA



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