This was a tricky one, but Chip Johnson, the consultant for this project came up with a great plan. We had a very large, high ceiling family room where we needed to install a TV above the fireplace and get some great sound for the TV. The client also wanted to be able to both view and hear the TV well from the kitchen area off the family room. There was no wiring run to speak of and the finished product had to be top notch.
One issue with large, high ceiling rooms is the acoustics are not ideal for understanding the dialog in the movie or TV soundtrack. It will usually take a very good center channel speaker to accomplish this. The typical solution would have been to install a good center channel speaker under the TV and do left and rights on the bookcases. However that would not work for good TV audio in the kitchen.
Enter the B&W Panorama and the skills of our Audio Advice install team, Karl and Tony. The Panorama is an all in one home theater speaker using 9 drivers with individual amps for each one! It has incredible bass performance for its compact size and does wonders with dialog. As a matter of fact, I just replaced a very good all in one LCR speaker in my personal family room with one and am thrilled! The Panorama also has several EQ settings which allow you to fine tune it to your room. You learn more about the Panorama here in our Panorama blog done when it first hit the market.
Tony and Karl built a custom mount for the Panorama to attach it to a full articulating arm that allows both the beautiful new 55″ Sony TV and the Panorama speaker to swivel together towards the kitchen or family room. As you can see from the details picture, their wiring job was top notch and super neat. They were also able to get wiring from the base cabinet over to the TV without cutting any extra holes! A Universal remote custom programmed is the icing on the cake making everything very simple to operate.
It’s just another great example of how our team can make your home entertainment dreams come true.