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Discreet projector set up and in wall speakers

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by shahedz, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. shahedz

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    Moved house in December of last year and was in two minds whether I would have a projector set up in this house . Saw Dunkirk in the cinema last week and that soon cemented the idea I wanted one.

    As the room isn't a dedicated cinema room I wanted the system to be as discreet as possible so have gone for in wall speakers . I was going to go for B&W m1s but as I'm building a pelmet to hide the screen I may as well incorporate the speakers in there .

    I considered an atmos set up but have decided to go against due to the complexities of the room. There was two options for location of the projection system but the front room has a bedroom above it and this room being in an extension doesn't - meaning I can crank it up without worrying about waking the kids . So I've decided to stick the system here but the trade off being it won't be atmos - but I just know I will use it a lot more here.


    Kit list

    I still have the Denon avr 3313 from my old set up so will use this .

    Epsom tw3500 from my old place

    Samsung 60" 7000 series

    Grandview cyber screen- had one of theirs before and I think they're excellent for the money.

    Speakers 5 monitor audio WT LCR 250 and a sub

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    Source PS 3 and Mac mini running Plex .

    Will buy a UHD blu ray player shortly .

    As it stands it looks like this

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    A pelmet will run just above the beam above the TV. This will hide the screen and also house the L C R speakers .

    There is an LED rope light here which I will move inside the pelmet (not on in the picture )

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    A MDF panel will run along the wall with the paint on it where there is currently a lip (just above painting) this will hide the cables running along the room and also have an LED rope light.

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    A MDF panel will be angle at 30 degrees or so here which will house the rear L R speaker and also a shelf will hold the projector here .

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    All the equipment will run down the room into a small cupboard between the sofa and Bi folds .

    Work starts a week on Wednesday - excited!!
     
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  2. Harkon321

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    Lovely big room.

    Atmos wouldn't work anyway if the whole system is in ceiling anyway.

    Can't you have in wall or on wall at the front. In ceiling LCR is a massive compromise considering the other work you are doing.
     
  3. shahedz

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    In this system will be all in wall. My previous set up was all in ceiling and you're right it's such a compromise.

    This still isn't a great situation but is a good solution for the room.
     
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    Mounted in the pelmet above though? Not mounted in/on the tv wall?
     
  5. shahedz

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    Correct . I wanted to mount on wall but it's a lot of work . Also the speakers will be placed evenly above the projector screen but not the TV . So would look odd when the screen is up - that would bug me . Other option would be to move the TV to the right but its central where it is.
     
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    Lux living room. At your photos there is not a speaker in order to be descrite. If I was you, I would go for Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos drives roof speakers and you can. Buy as many speakers , you can . More is best from my experience
     
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    I'm sorry but that's nonsense.

    If all his speakers are in ceiling how will Atmos work? How can you add height overhead when everything is overhead?
     
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    My friend not all speakers to the celing , you did not get me. I was praying for this friend to succed. By Atmos. I ment atmos includs roof spakers. It is the ultimate experience.
     
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    His set up in his room is all ceiling speakers. All his speakers are well above ear level so Atmos will not be effective.
     
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    Right!
     
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    I am sorry . Now i know. I have a little taste of roof speakers is n't bad
     
  12. shahedz

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    Cables all run, 2 hdmis each to projector and TV and 2 cat6 cables to each TV and projector.

    QED speaker cable and atlas HDMIs. 12v trigger and a back cable.

    Ready for carpenters on Wednesday .
     
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    Room looks great and I like the corner sofa. Where from?
     
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    Bought from sofolgy around 4 years ago.
     
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    Lovely room, looking good!
     
  16. Panos Danas

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    Very good , good work.
     
  17. shahedz

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    Day one (half a day) a lot of measuring up . Batons in for screen brackets and batons to box in cables and pelmets.

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    Close to chucking the carpenter off site. Still hasn't shown up today . Also turned at 1pm yesterday and left at 5pm instead of 9am.
     
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    To be honest, I did think not much progress was made even for half day.
    When we had pelmet, false wall and door moved our carpenter was done in 2 and half days.

    Might be worth getting someone else
     
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    Thankfully much better progress today . Screen is more central to speakers but angle of pic makes it look isnt .So far IMG_4602.jpg IMG_4603.jpg IMG_4601.jpg
     
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    A pic with speakers in situ , they're high but the teeeters have can be angled down 15 degrees
     
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    Wow
     
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    Today all built, filled . Cupboard looks really deep but it isn't . Just the top is and a bit of the side but doesn't prodtude further out than the sofa . Painting tomorrow and the installing components on Sunday IMG_4687.jpg IMG_4688.jpg IMG_4689.jpg
     
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    Loving the look of your install , I had the same thing happen to me , moved in December sold all my projector gear and screen thinking a 65 tv would do it , went to see Spider-Man home coming at the cinema , next day ordered new equipment

    Once you have a projector you can't go back

    I assume your fitting fans to the projector box ?
     
  28. shahedz

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    I can compromise on sound but not the screen size. I even ran a projector with a sound bar for a few years and thought a 60" would be fine- it wasn't! Back to 106"

    I've cut some vents for intake for the projector and this one exhausts to the front . I'm hoping that this will be sufficient if not I'll add some fans .
     
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    Some pics with it all painted today . Ready to install speakers tomorrow . IMG_4747.jpg IMG_4748.jpg IMG_4749.jpg

    We matched the rear box that houses the projector and speakers to the same height as the RSJ that's boxed in. All blends in well so far .
     
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    Are you planning to go darker walls to try get best picture quality?
    Room is looking great even with compromises.
     

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