Surrey - Alexander House, 3A Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9AP
By appointment only
Home cinemas are seen as the ultimate in residential entertainment systems and can be installed at a wide range of budgets. It is for this reason that AWE designed and installed two cinema rooms at two different price points at their HQ in Epsom; a Reference Cinema costing approximately £80,000, and the Performance Cinema that comes in under the £20,000 mark.
Featuring a 7.6.6 speaker configuration, the Reference Cinema Room delivers the most immersive experience. The front sound stage includes the KEF Ci5160REF-THX speakers which are built to the same exacting standards as the KEF Reference models. And, like all Reference speakers, the Ci5160REF-THX comes with the Reference Build Certificate signed by the craftsman who built it. Two of Definitive Technology’s SuperCube 8000s are installed to deliver 1500 watts each of explosive, precise bass performance
The huge 133” picture is delivered by Sony’s VPL-VW870ES 4K HDR projector, that features an ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) glass lens that ensures the highest quality image reproduction and exceptional clarity. The screen uses Draper ambient light rejecting ReAct fabric, which allows viewing to occur even when the lights are on.
The Performance Cinema Room features the Epson EH-TW9400 PRO-UHD, HDR capable projector, which is matched with an acoustically transparent Draper 110” Clarion screen to ensure audio is not compromised for the centre speaker placed behind the screen.
To complement the visuals, Definitive Technology’s Ultimate In-Wall Reference Series speakers have been used in a Dolby Atmos 7.4.4 configuration. The speakers are fully enclosed units with a depth of less than 10cm, meaning they will fit in standard 4” stud walls, including the subwoofers, each of which houses two 10” drivers. The Marantz SR8012 drives the sound system. The receiver provides enough amplification to drive all 11 speakers, with subwoofers operating on their own power amplifiers.