When buying a luxury new-build house, you don’t want to cheap out when it comes to keeping entertained. So, with this Cheshire property, the developers brought in Niche AV to kit out this modern home with the latest cutting-edge tech. In fact, this house is full of so much technology, that it was recently awarded Artcoustic’s Installation of the Month for October 2018.
The developer of the house, Henderson Homes, had originally worked with Niche AV on another new build house on the street. This new home represented a new challenge, however, requiring a state-of-the-art media room and speakers throughout the entire property.
Careful planning and thought went into the design of this Cheshire home, with various Artcoustic speakers having been installed. Artcoustic’s SL 40-30 4-2s and Impact 1 subwoofer were installed in the open plan kitchen, while SL C-2 soundbars can be found under the TVs. The media room required a bit more thought, with the SL 6-3s with Multi SL soundbar, Targets and SL Architect 2-1s used for the media room’s Dolby Atmos system.
Using Artcoustic throughout the property ensures the same quality levels are maintained in each area. The open plan design means that often multiple zones are playing together, and as all Artcoustic speakers are based on the same building blocks, the sound from each is incredibly similar.
The Media Room is designed to be a very comfortable and inviting place to settle down for the evening watching the latest box set, movie or sporting event. More powerful Artcoustic speakers are used here to deliver the full dynamic range required, whilst also working with the room design.
The bar area, with views out across the gardens, uses a SL C-2 soundbar underneath the TV, and an Impact 2 subwoofer. When drinks are flowing, and the party starts, this system will play high quality audio at over 100db.
The SL Multi soundbar is also available in a single source mono or a dual source stereo version, making it ideal for use as a powerful wide dispersion centre channel, or as a high-end stereo setup. It is designed to be run from a zone of Crestron, Control 4, Savant, AMX, Elan G etc. for high quality multi-room performance with the same discrete aesthetics as the SL Multi soundbar.
There are 15 areas in the home where the owners can play audio in, while there are 10 rooms featuring UHD video distribution. It wasn’t just AV that set this home apart, however, as an extensive CCTV system with external motion detectors were also installed, alongside automated blinds and curtains, lighting control, whole-home Wi-Fi and gate controls through an intercom system.