Most home theaters aren't as elaborate as this one, but it's awesome to see what some people can do with enough time and money. Although this room was specifically created for a family to watch movies, it's basically a mini-movie theater in your own home. What really sets this one apart is how good it looks.
A lot of effort was put into making this movie screening room look awesome. That being said, it's also perfect to watch movies since it has almost professional surround sound is provided by Arcam and Bowers & Wilkins equipment.
There is a lot of hardware packed into this room, which isn't apparent since it's tucked away neatly. This gives the room a sort of minimal and uncluttered look. The IDYL video node and SKY HD box allow access to the home network, and therefore to the media stored on the computers within it.
This chic interior design was created in collaboration with the house's interior designer. All of the tech within this room is controlled thanks to the Creston control unit, which in conjunction with a touch screen, makes it easy to control. The Rouge Chic Cinema was featured in issue 6 of HD Review as part of the Dream Setup series.
-Arcam FMJ AV9
-Arcam FMJ P1 amplifier
-Bowers and Wilkins CWM LCR7 wall speakers
-4 Bowers and Wilkins CCM-817 angled in-ceiling speakers
-Bowers and Wilkins REL 505 subwoofer
-3 Bowers and Wilkins CWM LCR7 in-wall speakers
-Marantz VP11S1 1080p projector
-IDYL video node
-SKY HD box
-Creston CP2E control unit
-Creston TPMC8 touch screen
There are no doubts that a dream setup like this must cost tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, especially in sound equipment. Actually, Finite claims that rooms like this can cost anywhere from $45,000 to $250,000. However, what's really interesting that setups like this can serve as great inspiration if you want to remodel or renovate your basement into a dedicated home theater room. With more affordable technology, a similar setup could be accomplished for a lot less, the biggest expenses would be the LCD projector and some surround sound speakers, as well as a home theater PC to link everything together.
[via Design You Trust, photos by Finite Design UK]