We like Star Wars, we like Star Wars themed cinemas even more and we like this one a lot.

This recent winner of Screen Excellence’s ‘installation of the month’ is a Star Wars-themed project by Zene Private Cinema.This installation won the CEDIA Global award for Best Home Theatre, so it's pretty special.

Zene Private Cinema worked with interior designer Dominique Amblard and spent a lot of time making sure that their acoustical plans could fit into his design. In fact, the team had to individually cut the sound panels to fit in with the aesthetics.

The screen is 170"and powered by a Sony VW-1100ES 4K Projector on a Screen Excellence acoustic transparent screen.  The client wanted Dolby Atmos, which is facilitated via a total of 12 Aragon & James power amplifiers driving three main GTL Sound Labs AP Platinum main speakers, as well as four side, two rear and four ceiling AE963 in-wall surround speakers. These are combined with four Bay Audio subwoofers: two PMT+12 s for ‘impact’ and two PMT+15s for ‘rumble’.  Yes that's 2 15" Subs and 2 12" Subs.

A Marantz Dolby Atmos preamp and Zene DZ-24 DSP equaliser were also installed into the custom home cinema, while acoustic treatment is provided for via Quest AI acoustic panels, Fuyi Sound isolation rubber pads and a custom-made 40dB sound isolation door combined with a steel door to achieve the looks and the required 50dB overall isolation.

Finally, the whole installation, including the lighting is controlled using a Control4 system, including a HC-800 controller, C4-SR-250 wireless remote, DIN-8DIM-E lighting module and a KD240-SW Keypad dimmer. The seven reclining seats are from Fortress Seating.

“This project is the result of good teamwork between each stakeholder (the interior designer, Zene and the contractor) – this lead to the success of this amazing project,” Max enthuses. “My favourite part is that this is a gorgeous-looking theatre, but it also sounds very good. Most good-looking theatres don’t sound good!”

read more here....  http://ce-pro.eu/2016/12/star-wars-home-theatre-atmos/