The owners of this home were looking for a cinema that would light up the night but would not go ‘bump’ in the night. That is, they wanted a booming sound system and a starry-lit ceiling that would not wake the kids. The design of the air-conditioning system was a major key in making this a reality and required a sharp attention to detail because even a single power point not sealed correctly would halve the sound isolation performance.
The odds were stacked high against Wavetrain Cinemas for this home theatre installation. There was no air conditioning in the room, a noisy exhaust fan was ducted right outside, and the ceiling height was just 2400mm high with several concrete beams that made it feel even smaller. To add to that, the sole inspiration photo these clients had was from Wavetrain’s previous Art Nouveau cinema integration with 3.2m ceilings.
A tech tip from the president of Lumagen Jim Peterson. Their new video processor family Radiance Pro™ can support auto aspect ratio for anamorphic viewing.
The secrets behind stunning home cinema with 165-inch screen. Entertainment extension – By Wavetrain Cinemas
Out with the old, in with this new reference-level home cinema wrapped in glorious Art Nouveau trimmings.
Engineering an outcome is the primary job of a cinema designer. All engineering is math based, which means once we have demonstrated what is possible to a client and the client instructs us as to the outcome they desire, delivering that outcome is a mathematical/engineering problem. Very few people in our industry appreciate the complexity of this, but also how predictable the end result can be. This is what Wavetrain means by engineering the outcome.
Calibration is part of the design. The best pair of speakers or projector will only get you so far. It’s important to understand that there are degrees of calibration and without proper calibration the system will be limited. A lot of companies simply do not calibrate the video at all and others don’t calibrate to the extent they should. When a company calibrates something, they need to know everything about the design. Decisions made in the design of the project affect the calibration. If this is not understood, then they are working against the design of the room and often end up with compromised results.
Faultless engineering can’t be bought from a catalogue, it comes from years of learning the theory and putting it into practice. Our managing director and founder, David Moseley has devoted the last 20 years of his life to perfecting home cinemas and the proof is in the pudding.
Imagine walking into your new home theatre. The design is sleek, the chairs are comfortable and you settle in. Then you get complaints the sound is leaking out; your air conditioner is rattling and a slight draft is hitting your face. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, is this what you are happy to settle for?
D-BOX is the pioneer and world leader of motion simulation systems for entertainment, they design and manufacture motion systems that can be integrated into your home theatre seating. D-BOX also artistically script motion effects, recreating the natural movement of anyone or anything in motion within a film, enabling at-home movie viewers to actually feel as if they’re part of the action.