Our bedroom 5.1.2 Atmos home cinema

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Thought I would share the cinema room that we created during lockdown. The room was a spare double bedroom with an alcove that hadn't been properly used for years really, was just a dumping ground for boxes and stuff. Anyway we had a wall high cupboard built in the alcove, dug up the old Sanyo z2000 and mission speakers from the garage and loft and installed them after a coat of paint. The speaker cables for the fronts are ran under the carpet round the room and into the alcove where they are fed up into the top of the cupboard where the kit is kept. The atmos speaker cables are fed in through the loft along with the projector cables.

I would love to upgrade the projector to a 4k compatible one but can't justify the outlay at the moment while the 12 year old Sanyo is still producing excellent images. The speakers are older, I bought them in 2003 when Beech was still an ok option. I have tried to think about how to wrap them in velvet or something but I havent really got the time to think it through properly.

I have in the past just projected onto the wall and never really though a screen would add that much so never bothered but boy was I wrong. It has transformer the room. Next job is to frame up the devore I have left over from the last room I did and try to get rid of the reflections.

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You can see the D Line trunking hiding the power for the BK Sub below, the phono cable runs under the carpet along with the speaker wires.

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My Dark Knight and Kill Bill posters final get to see the light and are resurrected. Its been a while. The bipole speakers are great too, perfect for a back wall. It was fun learning how to get the wires behind the dot and dab and where to drill from above.

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Atmos speakers match the colour fo the walls.

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You can see the harmony blaster towards the right there on top of the cupboard architrave so we have line of sight to the projector even with the doors shut. Two Besta cabinets were used at the top to give some order to the kit, all the jungle of power cables and switches etc is hidden behind there. The speaker cables come up from the floor behind the left hand side cupboard return and join up with the cables coming down from the loft. You can see the blue plastic which has my old left over devore fabric which Im going to somehow utilise somewhere at some point.

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Shelves are a bit messy at the moment but we will use them to store duvets and blankets and other bulky stuff when I get around to tidying it up. I'm thinking of researching how to set up an old router to use as a an ethernet wifi hotspot for in here as the wifi router is at the other side of the house. Not much uses wifi as its mostly hardwired using an external run of Cat 5e but sometimes the Denon app loses connections and it would be good for using phones and tablets and such.

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Daylight shot of the screen, this would have been totally washed out when we were using the wall, so really happy with the screen. I've been looking for something budget for a long time and saw this Qualgear one on ebay for £210 so snapped it up. Amazon have been out of stock of these for 6 months or so. Wanted a grey 0.9 gain one, this is 1.2 gain but actually the added brightness is really nice and after a bit of settings stealing from avsforum the blacks are actually better than they were. Would love to come up with a masking solution using the devore for 2.35 copntent but trying to work out the material to use and how to connect is something that I keep putting off.

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Govee strip lights controlled using alexa.

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Obligitory pixar shot.

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The circular LED lights are by Briloner and are really nice, they match the circular shape of the ceiling speakers which was the reason I got them. It also allows the light from the projector to go underneath and not leave a shadow. We were going to get spots installed but this was the cheaper option plus the elctrician we had let us down 3 times. He was going to do the spots and power for the projector and cupboard too but I ended up doing that myself. You can dim the lights by 3 levels using the wall switch and it remembers your last level too.

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The kit is:

Sanyo z2000
Qualgear 110" Screen
Denon x2600 Amp
Sky Q mini
Mission Mc2c center
Mission M35 fronts
Mission M3DS bipole surrounds
BK xls400 subwoofer
Monitor Audio C165 atmos in ceiling
Custom Design CS300 center speaker stand
Fire TV Cube
Panasonic UB450EB 4k blu ray player
PS4
Nintendo Switch
Monoprice fire rated CL2 speaker cable
Harmony Elite
QNAP NAS
 
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steve12

Active Member
Nice clean setup mate
 

DrH

Active Member
Looks a great place to watch movies in.
resurrecting your kit was a smart move.
It looks very tidy
 

ahaydock

Active Member
That’s a nice clean set up and speakers still look decent
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
How big is the room? Looks smart

Thanks, it turned out better than we thought it would, it doesn't look like it but it took a hell of a lot of work to hide the cables, install the speakers hiding the cables under the carpet and in the walls for the rears. We also put in a new fused spur for power in the loft and also into the top of the cupboard. All very amatuer really but worth it in the end.

The room is 3.2m wide excluding the alcove and 3.9m from projector to screen wall. Screen is 110" diagonal which I think is about 2.5m Wide.
 
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password1

Well-known Member
Looks smart.

You should consider making the wall or the area around the screen darker to improve daytime viewing.

Perhaps look at vinyl wrapthe speakers the speakers...
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Looks smart.

You should consider making the wall or the area around the screen darker to improve daytime viewing.

Perhaps look at vinyl wrapthe speakers the speakers...

Thats what the Devore is for, last time I made some frames with some 2 by 2 but it took ages, Im considering either some foam to wrap. WE don;t really use it during the day though.

Not quite sure how to even start with something like vinyl wrapping them, the corners and joins would need to be perfect otherwise my OCD would kick in. Something to look into though.
 

password1

Well-known Member
Looking at the shape of the front speakers, the sides and top are flat and the front baffle is curved.

The front baffle would be trickier, to do it properly youd need to remove the drivers and the plastic trim, a very steady hand, sharp cutting knife. The sub would be much easier to wrap though..
 

flashf1

Active Member
Looks great, well done! All I'd change would be the colour - if it is long term I would paint the walls (and ceiling!) very dark (dulux night jewels 2) and also spray the speakers with painters touch, light sand, careful masking with frog tape and they would come out like a new speaker - this is all my OCD! Oh and black velvet or graphene on top of centre speaker! It looks and I'm sure sounds great, well done again
 

apostolost

Active Member
hi, your setup is very nice!! your speakers colour is also just fine, they look just fine!! I bet they sound even better!!! enjoy
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Looks great, well done! All I'd change would be the colour - if it is long term I would paint the walls (and ceiling!) very dark (dulux night jewels 2) and also spray the speakers with painters touch, light sand, careful masking with frog tape and they would come out like a new speaker - this is all my OCD! Oh and black velvet or graphene on top of centre speaker! It looks and I'm sure sounds great, well done again

Thanks, I went through the whole devore panels in my last house and to be honest I'm not sure I have the motivation to go through it again lol. Painting the speakers are a no no too I think as Im not sure I would do a good enouigh job with them. So yeah, its not ideal but as a home family room its not bad.
 

ahaydock

Active Member
That’s a nice set up. :clap:

I’ve literally just completed a bedroom renovation with a LG 48CX OLED and Sonos 5.1 which I thought was great, but this just puts it to shame :D
 
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jang15000

Active Member
Nice clean setup. Any chance of taking a picture of light switch. Just like to see how they've incorporated dimmer options 👍🏼
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Nice clean setup. Any chance of taking a picture of light switch. Just like to see how they've incorporated dimmer options 👍🏼

The switch is just a normal Varilight switch that you can find in b and q. It has three brightness settings and you activate each by turning on and off within 5 seconds and then it remembers the last setting. Works well.
 

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