Scotch Plains, NJ Media Room:
With only a few feet between the front row and the screen, this homeowner chose a 70″ flat panel display with state-of-the-art local LED dimming. DH Audio and Home Theater custom programmed a hand-held remote so that the customer has only one button press to watch TV, a movie on Blu-Ray, or to dim the lights. And, with the all-important cup-holder in every seat, only nature calls viewers away. Russel Minion, www.miniongutierrez.com, designed the room and Michael Robert Construction built it. For before and after photos visit. http://www.michaelrobertconstruction.com/high_end_basement_renovation_movie_theater_custom_wine_room.html#grid.
For this Brooklyn Family Room, the TV and speakers are fed by equipment hidden away in the rear wall.
Both old and new a/v equipment was used in this Watchung, NJ Family Room (below). Components are hidden in the cabinets. New is the NAD Master Series surround sound preamp and amp, Bluesound Vault music streamer and NAS, AppleTV for family photos, KEF THX Ultra Certified In-wall Surround Speakers, two PSB subwoofers, and URC automation so that it’s all very easy to operate. At the recommendation of DH Audio and Home Theater, the customer kept his Focal front speakers, Lexicon SACD player, and Arcam amplifier for the surround speakers, as these are all outstanding. For video the homeowner went with a new 65″ Sony XBR. It’s mounted with a dual-arm articulating mount for easy access behind the TV without needing a service call.
Still in Watchung (below), this guest bedroom had a TV on the wall and Cable box beneath it, with all the wires run outside the wall. DH Audio and Home Theater came in to give things a neater look. Power and cables were brought up through the wall to come out behind the TV and a small wood shelf was installed below, along with the appropriate power and wall ports beneath the shelf to keep everything clean.
Details such as strapping the cable box power supply and all the wires to the underside of the shelf, using a right-angle coax cable adaptor (pictured), and drilling a hole through the shelf and finishing it with a grommet (pictured) all added-up to the shelf area staying neat.
This northern NJ customer (right) went for the best possible sound for the money. This the NAD receiver and KEF speakers deliver handily. Two more of the same KEF speakers are in the rear–the proper way to do it–and two KEF subs–one front and one rear–help ensure the bass is even throughout the room. This speaker system will run circles around in-wall or on-wall systems costing more than twice the price.
Do you notice there is no center speaker? Any center that would work in this space would deal a serious blow to sound quality. Better to let the front left and right speakers handle the center channel information.
This basement space in Cedar Knolls was collecting junk. It was too small for a billiards or air hockey table, but just right for a cozy media room. For relatively little money the sound is great thanks to bookshelf speakers and a floor-standing subwoofer. The sub and all the components are hidden in the cabinet. This is a typical full-featured media center, with cable TV, streaming video, streaming music, video games, 4k picture quality, and automation so it’s all easy to use.
After suffering Wifi problems, DH Audio and Home Theater returned with an enterprise-grade wireless access point to serve all the internet hungry devices (Roku, AppleTV, Blu-ray Player, Smart TV, and Game).
One side of this Edison, NJ rec room features a 120″ Projection-based theater with 7.1 surround sound and karaoke.
The other side is complete, with a bar & TV, low loungers, a dance floor, and a gym (behind the glass door).
For this bar in Denville, NJ the TV is hidden behind a framed one-way mirror. Once turned on, the TV shines through.
The challenge of mounting to brick, overcome
Sometimes digital just doesn’t cut it. For those times, a balance turntable and a properly aligned cartridge usually does the trick.
Simple and very effective. Tower speakers for the best audio-value and an equipment cabinet to hide the gear.
Board Room presentation screen, teleconferencing gear, and hidden sound system:
Corporate lounge with on-wall flat panel display for company announcements, news, and quality downtime:
The 1080P JVC Projector isn’t so bad either.
Most people don’t know that good projection will look more realistic than their flat panel TV! This photo (below), of the projected image on a 106″diagonal screen, is at 1/2 the resolution the projector is capable of (i.e. 1080i rather than 1080P). This was photographed with a hand-held phone so there may be some loss of resolution here, as well. Note the texture in the brick and in the ground. This is where most flat panel TVs fail and that failure is not a function of their lines of resolution.
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