Tucked away in the basement of a lavish upstate New York property, an enchanted, whimsical home theatre awaits... We have collaborated with leading technology integration company, Osbee Industries, to provide a powerful and superior quality audio solution for an unforgettable home cinema experience, which recently scooped the 2018 Electronic House Home of the Year award for Best Theatre.
Situated on 65 acres of rolling foothills in Dutchess County, the 20,000 square-foot residence not only features the main family home, but also a guest house and a private vineyard. The homeowners wanted a robust hi-fi surround sound system that could blend seamlessly in with the charming nature of the theatre room, yet still provide a powerful audio performance when watching their favourite movies.
To match the rich colour palette of the room Osbee installed a pair of custom-made, matte burgundy DSP8000.2 Digital Active Loudspeakers on either side of the screen. The DSP8000.2s feature five powerful wide range 150W amplifiers and on-board Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology for outstanding performance.
In any underground project, space restrictions are always a challenge to overcome, especially given the number of art pieces on the walls. To combat this, the DSP8000.2’s were complemented by four Meridian DSP640 In-Wall Loudspeakers, and two DSP320 In-Wall Loudspeakers for the ultimate surround sound experience. These loudspeakers provide the rear and side audio, carefully hidden from view in specially designed columns with hinged doors covered with acoustically transparent fabric. To deliver full range audio playback in a horizontal center channel package, a DSP7200.2HC Digital Active Loudspeaker was installed to work in perfect partnership with the freestanding loudspeakers.
A Meridian HD621 HDMI Audio Processor and G65 Surround Controller are also part of the home theatre set-up. The HD621 takes the HDMI signal from up to six sources, separating it into its audio and video elements and maximising the audio clarity and resolution in the room. It ensures seamless integration with multiple HDMI sources whilst its discreet design allows the system to be installed with subtlety and precision.
Barry Schurr, Chief Operating Officer of Osbee Industries commented: “The client has expressed how much they enjoy using their theatre and especially the exceptional audio quality, both when watching movies with their friends and family, and for listening to concerts and their favourite music.”