We installed this Epson home theater projector in a downtown Seattle apartment. A concrete ceiling and a curved window provided a challenge, but it turned out functionally and visually very well. The customer’s comment was “Thanks, George. Beautiful job.”
In order to make the TV in this Redmond family room viewable in the kitchen, we installed an articulating swivel arm to extend and turn the TV. Because this home didn’t have a dedicated home theater room, we converted the family area into a multi-purpose media room. The front in-wall speaker grills were painted to blend with the darker wall (the left speaker is barely visible.) Wiring for the surround and deck speakers was routed through the crawl space. The entire system is compact and unobtrusive.
The Redmond couple in the below home needed a small office system, so we used a Yamaha soundbar to improve the TV and Blu-ray sound. Surround sound is created by bouncing the sound off the side walls. This shows how a very effective system can be created in a small space.
This total Madrona remodel gave us the opportunity to pre-wire the audio cables and to install pre-construction speaker brackets before the sheetrock. Flexible tubing from the electronics to the screen permits changes in video cables as new technology emerges. Such pre-planning expedites the final installation stage. A plasma screen (shown), Blu-ray player, cable box, subwoofer, universal remote, and cooling fans for the equipment rack, round out this very clean-looking master bedroom surround system.
The challenge with this spacious Kirkland family room was to locate the components in a closet behind the listening/viewing area. Since the floor was concrete, we routed the wires through the trusses in the attic and inside the closet walls. The 58″ 1080p Panasonic screen, with inwall speakers above and to the sides, was a perfect fit and provided the high resolution picture to match the Blu-ray player. An RF Universal Remote rounded out the system.
Often we encounter unforeseen circumstances with fireplaces, and in the Bothell home below the sheet rock was cover for a dense plywood and stacked stud frame. Extensive sawing created the necessary space for the speakers. Routing the wiring behind the duct work and down to the electronics also proved tricky. The result, however, was a compact and attractive built-in
If this corner picture of the Bothell living room seems unremarkable, then we succeeded in hiding the surround speakers. They are in the ceiling, and sonically, rear surrounds work well in the ceiling. This was particularly pleasing to the lady of the house.
This chic home theater below in Doylestown, PA brings together a multitude of components in a light, airy setting, thanks to the artistic “Parallel” shelving system from pARTicular. A 58″ Panasonic plasma screen rounds out the system, which in its entirety achieves a remarkable compactness. Electrostatic front and surround speakers are not shown.
Inwall speakers inconspicuously surround the 58″ plasma screen, with electronics hidden in the black cabinet. This Kirkland condo below had metal studs which made exact speaker centering impossible. The large irregularly-shaped room precluded rear inwalls, so free-standing rear surround speakers were chosen (not shown). We ran the wiring for the rear speakers through tubing on the baseboard that blended well with the decor – condos present quite a different wiring challenge than a single family residence.
The customer in the above Kirkland condo wanted the screen to be accessible from every angle of the kitchen-living room, so what appears above to be a flat mount is really an articulated arm with almost 180 degrees of viewing flexibility.
A Mercer Island couple upgraded their ancient analog system to this full surround sound high definition video system and achieved a look of simple elegance. Components were exposed to minimize heat buildup, and wiring was routed underneath the baseboard.
This attractive Bellevue installation, centering around a 42″ plasma screen, required ceiling speakers for the surround channels.The wiring for these surround ceiling speakers we ran through the attic and down the wall to the receiver. The room, which includes the family room and kitchen, is ideal for sound because of its long, rectangular shape.
This room of a fashionable Woodinville home, flanked with beautiful woodwork, made an excellent media room. We used a heavy-duty Chief dual articulating arm bracket for the 58″ plasma that can extend out to 37″ – necessitated by the deep cavity behind the screen. The center channel we mounted above the screen (not visible). All wiring was routed through the crawl space below and up into the equipment closet in the back. Freestanding tower speakers (the left tower with subwoofer is visible to the left) were chosen for the front and surround channels. A universal remote provided RF control of all components.
These customers in Westborough, MA wanted speakers integrated into the elegant framing of the fireplace and TV. BG planar magnetic speakers fit the bill perfectly, and include surround speakers not shown here. A Yamaha receiver powers the speakers. An architect was employed to design this project, which appeals visually as well as sonically.