Bachelor Pad in Santacruz Ashish 2020-01-15T12:09:36+00:00
When this particular client from Mumbai approached us he made it clear he wanted his room to be fully automated and have a very sleek private home theater system which would not overcrowd his room. This room was not ideal for dedicated movie watching and would be used as a mix for music listening with friends and watching movies or sporting events on the big screen. The finished product would be a fully automated man cave for the bachelor who would be making maximum use of it.
When conferring with the architect the in-wall speaker option would not be possible so we decided to use an ultra thin on-wall solution. We created additional audio zones for the Bathroom. The client wanted to be able to enjoy music while in the dry area as well as the Jacuzzi independently of his bedroom speakers. For the video we recommended the Panasonic PT-AE7000U projector and Da-Lite Contour Electrol Motorized Projection Screen.
With so much equipment in every room we had to install an easy way to control it all. In comes Control4, and gives the client an easy way to choose which device they want to listen to or watch in any room in the residence. Airplay, video streaming, lighting control all become a breeze with the MyHome app on their phone to control their residence with. We created a movie watching scene for their bedroom room and programmed the lights to dim to 0% over 5 seconds whenever the Projector was put on. We also programmed the blinds to come down whenever the projector came on to give a blackout effect.
Network and Media Streaming
Media streaming needed to be flawless with the high res music collection the client wanted to be able to stream. We stuck with one of the most reliable brands we know for solid network throughput, Engenius. The Engenius ECB350 was set up to serve as an l so that a fast and efficient WiFi Network which can be easily roamed from any location was at the client’s disposal. For LAN distribution we installed the Netgear GS108PE 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 4 Port POE.
The Final Verdict
The KEF speakers definitely impressed with the Marantz Amplifier when listening to them in multi channel. Since the Marantz SR7009 is a true powerhouse, it is definitely something we hope to use in many future installations. It provides an extremely accurate and distortion free sound stage with amazing features that make controlling it easier than ever. To conclude, the Control4 Home Automation and private home theater was exactly what the client was looking for to give his room a new level of leisure and sophistication.
Projector: Panasonic PT-AE7000U
Projector Mount: Peerless PRG-UNV Universal Projector Mount
AV Receiver: Marantz SR7009
Motorized Window Shadings: Somfy Altus 40 Motors
WiFi Access Point: Engenius ECB350 Wireless N Access Point
Media Player: Apple TV 4 th Generation
Speaker Cable: Monoprice 16 AWG Speaker Wire
Media Room Front Speakers: KEF T301Slim Profile On-Wall Speakers
Media Room Center Speaker: KEF T301C Slim Profile On-Wall Speaker