Media Rooms: Basement Party

Photo By: John Martinelli © 2011 CEDIA. Used with permission.

Photo By: John Martinelli

Photo By: John Martinelli

Photo By: John Martinelli

Electronic System Contractor's Notes:

The homeowner wanted to finish the basement with a wide open area for entertaining. He wanted all of the aspects of a traditional movie theater, but didn't want to box in a room for it and didn't want to see any of the gear when the system was not in use. Disclaimer: All photos shown are used under license and/or with express permission from the copyright holder. Images may not be used without permission.

Electronic System Contractor's Notes:

This project features a 110" motorized movie screen which tucks neatly inside the ceiling soffit. The projector is mounted at the rear of the space, inside the soffit. In-wall speakers and subwoofers make this media room a very stealth installation. When the system is on, the space transforms to a very theater-like experience. We used a high gain screen, with a bright projector to achieve very viewable images even when the rest of the room is lit up and being used. Disclaimer: All photos shown are used under license and/or with express permission from the copyright holder. Images may not be used without permission.

Electronic System Contractor's Notes:

What makes this media room worthy of recognition is its stealth design. It is part of a large open basement floor plan which contains a bar, pool table, card table, fireplace, and sitting area. When the system is off, you would not even know it was there. Quick access via the AMX touchscreen to ISF light or dark room modes make it completely watchable in either scenario. Disclaimer: All photos shown are used under license and/or with express permission from the copyright holder. Images may not be used without permission.

Electronic System Contractor's Notes:

All of the source gear is neatly tucked away around the corner in the equipment room rack. Disclaimer: All photos shown are used under license and/or with express permission from the copyright holder. Images may not be used without permission.

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