Hertfordshire-based home theatre specialist, Prestige Audio recently installed a Meridian Audio system, boasting Hi Res Audio, into the media room and kids’ TV room in a seven-storey family home in London’s Mayfair.
“It was clear from the beginning of the project that the experience was the most important factor for the client,” reflects Russell Bryce of Prestige Audio. “But we also needed to take into account the short project timeframe and the restrictions on installation because of the cost of the furnishings and artwork in the room. Meridian delivered the ultimate media room audio experience that was easy to install and provides a phenomenally authentic sound. After a completely stress-free installation we were delighted with the result, the room sounds incredible and the client couldn’t be happier.”
Two Meridian Special Edition DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeakers in a custom silver RAL 860-M finish were installed in the home’s main media room to provide the left and right channel audio, positioned on either side of a 100” Sony 4K TV. Under the TV in a bespoke unit sits a DSP7200SE centre channel speaker, complemented by two DSW sub-woofers that reside on either side of the room in custom cabinets with ventilation.
Four shallow DSP320s provide in-ceiling audio with colour-matched grilles to blend into the ceiling, clad in Alcantara fabric to assist with the room acoustics. The DSP320 contains all the system’s electronics within its 300mm square and 100mm deep enclosure, including digital audio converters and two integral 80W class amplifiers for wide-range and bass drivers, removing the need for an amplifier in the rack.
Prestige Audio specified Meridian’s HD621 audio processor to provide the link between the Blu-ray player, Sky TV box and Apple TV to the Meridian system, as well as ensuring that audio and video remain synched. The Meridian 861, also installed in the room, ensures Hi Res Audio performance, while Meridian Room Correction works to provide the ultimate movie-watching experience.
While the whole family can watch movies together in the larger media room, the children have their own space in an adjoining room to play video games and watch films with their friends. This room was equipped with an 85in Samsung TV with an Apple TV, Blu-ray player, Sky box, various games consoles, and a full Meridian Audio system of its own.
Prestige Audio specified three Meridian DSP3300 loudspeakers to be installed in a cabinet below the TV, providing left, centre and right channel audio, with two DSP3300s positioned in cabinets on the back wall to deliver the rear channel audio, with a DSW subwoofer hidden away in a custom cabinet.
“A great media room or home theatre can make you fall in love with your favourite films all over again,” Russell concludes. “Meridian’s Hi Res Audio technology has really contributed to creating this experience for our client, delivering a phenomenal sound system that was easy to install.”