This very special home needed a very special cinema of course and thanks to the efforts of install company Consexto, Trinnov and some of the best kit around, it got one complete with a slick James Bond theme.
Benoit Munoz, Marketing Manager at AV processing specialist Trinnov, explains, “Some of our clients and partners are simply next level, this last October we had the chance to visit this amazing cinema in Portugal from our local partner Consexto.”
This experienced installation company has been in existence for 10 years combining home automation and AV expertise with production design and skilled engineering.
Benoit adds, “Not only featuring impressive designs and craftsmanship, this cinema is something unique in its James Bond theme as well as its spectacular sonics, with of course our beloved Altitude32 behind it. Q would have been proud of this 007 style cinema!”
Check out this short interview with Joao Vitoriano one of the co-founders of Consexto and the main architect on this amazing project. You can also read his words below with input from Trinnov also.
What was the client’s intent for this particular project?
“The customer is a big fan of movies especially the James Bond collection, and he’s an Aston Martin collector too! So, we wanted to have those things combined in this cinema without being too notorious, it needed to be classic and luxurious, but without hitting your eyes too much. I think we achieved that, as when you enter the room you immediately identify with the Bond movies.”
Which challenges did you face completing this cinema?
When you want to achieve luxury, you need to use some materials which are not the best options in terms of acoustics and soundproofing, selecting those kinds of materials you need to use digital room correction. As well, this room is unique because it has three different configurations of seats (3, 7, or 11) so to have those different speaker layouts and configurations we needed something that could adapt all these in real-time.
Is this why you picked the Altitude32?
There are many reasons, but in this particular case, I think there’s no other kind of processor than Trinnov where there are no set labels on the outputs! Here I just connect 1 to 32 and then I will configure each channel to each speaker role and those kinds of speaker roles are different depending on the seat configuration. For example, when we activate the preset for 11 seats, the front speakers become the surround speakers for the front row. With such dynamic processing, the channels can be one thing or another depending on the preset we saved.”
What was your experience with the calibration?
You can have the best amplifiers, the best speakers, etc but if you don’t have a good calibration and a good processor, you will have an uncontrolled and confused sound experience.
When David (Meyerowitz, Technical Sales Manager) from Trinnov came to help us calibrate the cinema, the customer was here as well, so, they could discuss his expectations in terms of sound. After the calibration, we did a test with, and the customer was delighted. I think it only takes a minute into any movie scene to hear what a difference it makes.
What was your experience with Trinnov’s support team?
Trinnov supported us on-site not only when we built the project, but also during the design and final installation phase, the few times we needed software updates, the Paris team was also very quick to reply
What was the client’s reaction?
When he’s here the customer uses the cinema every day, constantly watching movies, even the James Bond collection that he knows so much! For him having a private theater is a completely different experience from simply watching a movie.
David Meyerowitz is also keen to share his thoughts on the project, saying, “Im very lucky to do what I do. I had the privilege to fly in to help our customer Consexto with the final commissioning and calibration of this stunning project. Audio calibration is the final step in these amazing engineering projects and it is so much more than just the cherry on top as João Vitoriano alludes to in this interview.
David continues, “Home Cinema means different things to different people but having a product, like the Trinnov Audio Altitude32, that delivers class leading multichannel audio performance and speaker/room optimisation, whilst allowing the integrator to be so creative and realise the dream for the end customer, is why it’s so often the go to product.
“The flexibility of our bespoke TrinnovOS software platform allows customers to utilise the outputs in any way they wish and change this with the press of a button. Having this flexibility and performance is key to delivering the very best residential and marine AV experiences.
When you are at the cutting edge of the market with class leading product and work with the best integrators this is what is possible.”
Essential Kit List
Projector – Barco Loki Dual Laser
Front Speakers – JBL EVEREST 67000
SUBs Front and back – JBL S2S
Side and Back Surround – JBL SCL3
Atmos – Stealth LRX83
Subs Side – JBL SSW4
Kaleidescape 4K Strato
Trinnov Altitude 32 Cinema Processor
Mark Levinson Amplification 532 x 3
JBL Amplification 8300 x 3, 4600 x 2
AudioQuest Niagara 7000