The ultra-high end home theater for this New York home features ultra-high end components, including a 78-inch 4K Samsung smart TV with nano-crystal LED screen, high-performance surround sound from Klipsch low-profile in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, and an 11.2-channel Marantz home theater receiver. Goodies like AppleTV and a Karaoke system are included, as is a whole-home audio system with Polk and Niles audio speakers. It’s a showcase system and the homeowner received major price discounts for the project.
We’re frequently contacted by new clients who’ve called us because they’ve seen all of the positive reviews and strong recommendations for DTV Installations on Angie’s List. Needless to say, we love whenever that happens, and it’s how John happened to call us for a free on-site consultation and estimate for a complete home theater and whole-home audio solution for his New York home. He loved what we proposed, and gave us the green light.
The room for John’s home theater was deep and somewhat narrow, but we were able to create a design which fit the space perfectly. It started with a 78-inch smart TV: a Samsung UN78JS7800 4K HDTV, which is ultra-slim, has the very latest nano-crystal LED screen technology for stunning video, and looks like the room was built around it.
We also needed to use very low-profile speakers for this installation, and for that reason we chose high-performance Klipsch units to provide cinema-quality surround sound: KL-7800-THX in-wall speakers in the front, KL-7502-THX round in-ceiling speakers for the surrounds, and a powerful KW-120-THX in-wall subwoofer.
To be the “brains” of the system we installed an 11.2-channel Marantz AV7702 home theater receiver along with a Marantz MM8807 seven-channel preamp for the ultimate in power and quality, and a URC MRX-10 advanced network system controller which can be managed either by the URC MRX-10 controller we supplied, or a convenient iPad mini. We used high-quality cabling for the entire system, Monster 4K HDMI cables and full-copper, oxygen-free speaker cables; an APC power filter and surge protector makes sure there are no problematic power issues.
A system like this isn’t complete without some “goodies,” though, so we added in (at John’s request, of course) AppleTV, a Blu-ray player, a Karaoke system and a VHS player for older videotapes. Finally we installed two Sonos audio amplifiers to deliver high-quality sound to the whole-home audio system which would come next. All of the equipment was rack-mounted and installed out of sight.
We wired in-ceiling speakers for the home’s dining room, kitchen and bathrooms, using a mix of high-end Polk Audio and Niles Audio speakers; we weren’t able to run wires through the master and guest bedrooms, so we substituted wireless Sonos PLAY:5 and PLAY:3 speaker systems which provide a full plug-and-play audio experience powered by the whole-home system.
Despite the amount of work involved, we came in right on time and on budget, finishing the work in five days and for $28,900 – including the large equipment discounts we were able to provide for John as authorized dealers for the manufacturers. This turned out to be a showcase installation, and we’re as proud to show it as John is pleased to use it.