This is the second of three installments highlighting this stunning, custom home theater in Bedminster, NJ. You can find part one of the feature here.

Once the planning and consultation stages of a job are complete, it’s time for the real fun to begin. As someone who has been in the world of professional integration for 15 years, this is where my talents and the talents of the rest of the Done Right Not Easy Crew truly begin to shine. It’s one thing to give a client the top of the line technology, but it’s another thing entirely to make sure every component is installed, integrated and functioning properly for the years to come.

While our racks were being constructed and Crestron programming began to be built out, it was time to prep the theater room for the ultimate in luxury audio video experience. In order to do this we had custom designed acoustic panels placed strategically along the walls and ceiling of the theater, testing as we went to ensure the perfect soundscape. Once the acoustic panelling was complete and in place, we put in a Pro Audio Technology in-wall speaker and amplification system equipped with Dolby Atmos capabilities for a fully immersive 3D Sound experience. Finally, we covered the acoustic treatments and speakers with acoustically transparent fabric walls for an extra clean look coupled with the ability to access and repair a system competent with as little intrusion as possible.

It’s one thing to give a client the top of the line technology, but it’s another thing entirely to make sure every component is installed, integrated and functioning properly for the years to come.

For video we employed a Sony VPL-1100ES 4K Projector housed and hidden in a custom built ceiling mounted enclosure for a clean non-intrusive look. This projected onto a Stuart micro-curved screen with patented Cinemating Masking technology which is designed to automatically adjust the aspect ratio of whatever media you are watching to fit the screen without any loss of quality. The screen itself is perforated and sits in front of a set of inlaid Pro Audio Technology speakers, which utilize the Dolby Atmos technology to project sound directly from the people speaking on the screen.

Using our high level Crestron system integration, the homeowner can control and component of their system through any panel in the home. For the theater room itself however, we incorporated two forms of dedicated control. First we included a handheld Crestron 302 remote with color touch screen, fully integrated with camera system, intercom and access control, lighting, and of course control of the theater itself. We also installed a portable TSD 1542 Panel which along with seamlessly interacting with the entire home, also allows for streaming from any other video source in the system and gives the option instantaneously take over the main theater screen.

One of the most impressive parts about this theater is one that sits even further behind the scenes. In the control room we installed a high end Taurus Power converter, whose function is to clean all of the energy coming into the home and to all of the system components. This allows our system to manage voltage specifically for high level audio and control audio spikes in an intelligent manner, culminating in a luxury home theater experience like no other.

The knowledge of audio, video and Crestron systems we bring to every install is second to none in the industry, but every job has it’s challenges especially when delivering at such a high level. In the third and final part of this case study we will discuss how we overcame those challenges to exceed our client’s expectations in every way.

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Michael Restrepo

Senior Engineer at GMI Automation
Michael Restrepo is a Senior Engineer at GMI Automation specializing in advanced automation systems.
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