For this media/game room we installed a 7.1ch surround system with 4K projection, in-wall speakers, 120" acoustically transparent screen, and 8 custom printed acoustic panels. All the equipment is hidden in the mechanical room and controlled via RF remote. The lighting is controlled with a Lutron Radiora2 system including 2 motorized window shades.
The Boulder Pearl Street location is the test bed for a new art installation. Adventurous mountain climbing videos are sure to inspire all who see it! The projected image is roughly 7' high and 45' wide spanning three walls, requiring 4 projectors, a videowall processor, and some custom installation.
This basement theater features the JVC Reference Series DLA-RS400u and a high contrast Dragonfly 125" 2.35:1 cinemascope screen. The 7.1 channel surround sound is by Totem Acoustic Forest, Mite Center, Arro, Kin in-wall, and Kin sub, powered by an Integra DRX-5 and Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-ray player. We are able to run the full 4K spec at 3840/60 4:4:4 12bit and HDR because of the 18Gbps Celerity fiber optic HDMI cable between the remote equipment and the projector.
This modern new home in Boulder features multiple zones of sonos audio, video distribution, lighting and shading control and surveillance system. All of these systems are available via the ProControl app on the iPad which is held securely and charged by the Launchport magnetic on-wall docking station. The hand held remote is a second interface for simple tactile control of the video and other systems in the living room.
All of the equipment is housed in a neat, organized central rack in the laundry room. The rack can be pulled out and rotated for service or tucked back into the cabinet during normal operation. The high performance network and wifi system can be monitored and upgraded remotely via the cloud.
We retrofit this Boulder basement with a JVC DLA-RS400 reference series 4K Projector, Samsung UHD blu-ray player, 110" motorized screen, and Onkyo RZ series receiver for 7.1 channel surround sound. We utilize the Celerity fiber optic HDMI cables to deliver the full 18Gbps data rate for maximum picture quality supporting the complete spec at 4K/60, 4:4:4, 12 bit deep color, and HDR.
This chart shows the different possible iterations of 4K. As you can see just because your TV says "4K" it doesn't mean your getting the best posiible result. Not all equipment or cables support the full 18Gbps spec and it becomes especially difficult to find a solution for projectors where the cable length is often 50 feet or more. We have found that the only way to get the true full spec from the system is to use either Celerity fiber optic HDMI cables or the Ethereal Gigabit Extender on a passive copper HDMI cable up to 17M.
The comfortable student lounge gets in-ceiling speakers and multiple 4K UHDTV's complete with game systems, cable, and the ability to connect laptops. Each screen features an RTI keypad to easily control power, channel, volume, etc.
The room features a 55" HDTV, 5.1 channel surround sound, electric fireplace and led lighting. We were able to retro fit this room and maintain the clean layout by running wiring through the floor and walls keeping it all hidden. A universal remote easily operates the cable, roku, and surround sound.
The modern kitchen features slim-bezel in-ceiling speakers from Totem Acoustic and a SONOS CONNECT:AMP Is mounted cleanly in a rack in the basement.
The home features 3 zones of streaming audio in the kitchen, dining room, and office. Unleashing the latest hits from Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and more It is easily and intuitively controlled via the free iOS and Android apps.
The office features the new 2nd generation PLAY:5 sporting massively upgraded power and TruePlay tuning for optimal sound regardless of room placement.
This theater in Denver was retro fit into an existing finished basement. We were able to fish all of the wiring through soffits and the ceiling to accommodate the JVC DLA-RS4910 reference series projector, Episode 700 series 7.1 channel surround sound, and new Lutron lighting with all the source equipment located out of sight in the mechanical room. The entire project was completed in less than 5 days from start to finish.
The front wall had a jog in the corner so we layed out the approximate dimensions of the screen and woodwork to fabricate the new panels.
We then built a floating wall to flush out the remainder of the front wall and create the cabinet niche in the left hand side.
Next we installed the front left, center, and right in-wall speakers that live behind the 120" acoustically transparent screen. This provides the optimal experience as the speakers can be placed at ear level and audio comes from the exact spot as the video. We then installed the 10" powered subwoofer (bottom left) that creates the rumble for all those Sci-fi soundtracks. We also ran wiring for the new sconces at this stage.
The finishing touch is installing all the custom woodwork to really dress up the theater. The homeowner is still shopping for the perfect sconces that will flank the screen and be controlled via in-wall dimmer and the universal remote.
The equipment rack neatly houses all the gear and is located out of sight in the mechanical room. Everything is operated RF by the pro24r universal remote from Pro Control. The Integra DTR 50.6 receiver provides THX rated sound and OPPO BDP-S103D reference level blu-ray player provides stunning visuals.
We installed this 65" Samsung 4K UHDTV and webcam in the conference room of a Boulder business to facilitate video conferencing.
Our cabinet maker built the custom cabinet to our specifications to house all of the gear.
The motorized lift from Nexus 21 brings all the equipment up quickly and quietly when it's time to chat.
The cabinet retains its utility having roughly 8" of storage depth with adjustable shelving behind the fully functional doors.
The entire system including the mini desktop computer that runs the web interface is concealed when not in use.
Jay Johnson is a Boulder native and owner of The Boulder Home Theater Company.