Avenue Sound

Audiophile Grade Surround Sound System for a Multi-Purpose Living Space


Home Automation

Home Theatre and Audio

Wifi and Networking




What constitutes an audiophile grade system? Is it the speakers you select? Is it what is powering the setup? For us it constitutes a serious listener who knows what they want from their system and does not want to compromise to achieve those results. When one of our existing clients approached us to design and elevate a wonderful stereo listening experience they already possessed in their upcoming new apartment space, we knew this would be a project we would truly enjoy. As a company we have trained and tried to perfect our craft to provide the highest quality audio and visual experiences to every project we participate in. But in actuality, there are always compromises due to design restrictions or clients who do not necessarily have the ear to appreciate the difference between a well-defined sound experience following industry standards and one which is simply positioned. In this project our clients took the time to understand the technicalities of speaker placement, seating position and what standards define a spectacular surround sound experience. One import factor was that our client also wanted a large screen visual experience which would work well with the Living Room space and not overcrowd the space. We certainly had our work cut out for us, but we were more than ready for the challenge.

Products Used

  • Audio/Video | 5.1 Setup
    • Optoma P1 Ultra HD Short Throw 4K Projector
    • Screen Innovations Solo 2 100 inch Diagonal Tab Tensioned projection screen with Pure Grey .85 gain fabric
    • RBH Signature Series SV-661C Center Channel Speaker
    • RBH Visage Series VA-615 In-Ceiling speakers
    • Rythmik L12 sealed subwoofer
    • Audiocontrol AVR-7 AV Receiver
  • Wi-Fi & Networking
    • Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE Wi-Fi Access Points
    • Ubiquiti US-8 Port Gigabit Network Switch


Remember how we mentioned earlier our definition of audiophile is a serious listener, well our client was just that. We spent many hours trying to first perfect the two-channel listening experience to try and reach a level beyond what they were used to listening to in their previous environment. After the instruction of a MiniDSP 2×4 we were able to effectively calibrate the two channel HiFi setup using a MiniDSP UMIK-1 and REW calibration software. After application of the REW auto eq in the low frequency response of the Harbeth bookshelf speakers we found a significant improvement in the sound stage and reverb in the reflective living room space. Take a look at how we were able to really smoothen the low frequency response and time align the main speakers to ensure a superfluous listening experience which even left the client overwhelmed.