We present to you our Cape Town Dolby Atmos home cinema in St James, Cape Town. This exciting project, carried out from 15 July 2022 to 15 August 2022 by Morgan Irwin and Daniel Little.
A brief overview of this project: We are building this home cinema in a room that is 6.2m long x 4.2m wide x 3.0m high. The front screen wall construction is 350mm deep, which allows us enough space to locate our subwoofer behind the screen wall. Placing the subwoofer in the front of the home cinema. We have used an M&K Sound speaker package in this home cinema. We have worked with M&K Speakers for many years due to their high quality, transparent and incredibly dynamic performance. A strong recommendation for anyone looking for a high quality home cinema speaker.
The M&K speakers are being driven off an Anthem MRX 740 surround sound AVR. We have been using Anthem AVR’s for many years. The Anthem “ARC Genesis” room correct is one of the best available and enables us to ensure that the audio sounds as good as the room we have built. The power delivery from the Anthem AVR’s are high quality and ensure that we can offer enough amplifier channels for our home cinema requirements.
We have implemented a Control4 EA1 room control unit. This takes care of all commands within the room, from light dimming, to switching on the television and changing channel on the DSTV decoder (or any other set top box). We are using Control4 light switches and dimmers to control the lighting scenes in the home cinema room.
All HDMI cables are by HDAnywhere, these are tested and certified cables to meet our video requirements of 4k60 in HDR from the Apple TV as well as 4K60 from the DSTV decoder. The HDMI cable from the AVR to the television is an HDAnywhere Opticmax 15m 48GB HDMI cable.
The video display is a Samsung 85″ Crystal UHD display. Capable of displaying 4K HDR content.
Cinema seating is the Cinema Pro 4 seat recliner by Cielo. The front 2 seating elements are Weylandts Cubist Sofa’s.
15 August 2022 – Completion of final trim-out and snags of home cinema & handover of completely functional home cinema room.
We brought in the professional calibrations services of Charl Lotter at iDetic to assist us with Calibration of this home cinema. We started with a basic 1 hour video calibration. This includes: Disabling all Samsung processing features on the television. Setting minimum and maximum brightness levels for back light of the televisions display. Correctly setting all colour settings.
From a technical perspective, we have used the following equipment: