Bar Cinema Room

Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 Bar Cinema
Cedia 2015 Best Cinema
Under £40,000 Finalist


The area was to incorporate a bar and reception area as the clients regularly like to entertain friends and family.

The brief from the client was to have a high performing audio system without seeing any of the equipment so as not to distract from the aesthetics of the room. With this in mind, the obvious choice was Artcoustic Spitfire Speaker range combined with an acoustically transparent Screen Excellence screen. The Artcoustic speakers combined with an Integra Dolby Atmos 9.2 Receiver and ET HomeCinema bespoke acoustic treatment ensure a truly remarkable cinema experience.

The Dolby Atmos configuration for this room was 7.1.4 which works perfectly for the seating position and size of room. A complete video and audio calibration was completed prior to handing over to the customer .



Mood Lighting was extremely important to the client , with this in mind Control 4 and DMX lighting equipment was specified . Due to the existing shape of the building an automated curtain was implemented to optimise the sound and intimacy of the room when watching movies or for critical listening of music.

Control of the audio ,video, lighting and automation is easily controlled via a Control4 processor , Control4 SR250 remote  and a Control4 Lighting Keypad located near the entrance .

The audio , video , lighting and control equipment are located in a separate room in  a Sanus rack with just the Blu Ray and PS4 located in a cupboard in the bar area for ease of use.

At a touch of the play button from the SR250 remote or Ipad , lights dim, curtains close and the movie begins . When selecting pause or stopping the movie , lights raise and the curtain opens providing seamless control of the entire room.

With 12 lighting  circuits there is no shortage of choices for creating a multitude of mood lighting scenes , easily selectable from the Control4 lighting keypad or from the dedicated remote control or Ipad. DMX lighting options enables even more control of the colours available on the Leds surrounding the acoustic wall panels.

Bespoke Star Fibre Optic ceiling panels made in house by ET HomeCinema were incorporated in three separate areas to compliment the DMX Led lighting and LED downlights.


Customer Comments

I can’t thank the ET Home Cinema team enough for delivering a superb installation on time and on budget. The picture and sound quality has surpassed all our expectations and the entrance and bar area are perfect when we are entertaining with family and friends. We are all looking forward to utilising this fantastic room on a regular basis.

– Steven Briggs


Screen Excellence 279cm HD Acoustic Screen
Sony HW55ES 1080p 3D Projector
Sky HD
Apple TV
Panasonic Blu Ray BDT700EB
Sony PS4
Artcoustic SL Spitfire 6.3 x 3
Artcoustic SL Target x 2
Artcoustic SL Architect x 4
Artcoustic Spitfire Control 2 Subwoofer
Artcoustic PA750 Amplifier
Integra DTR 60.6 Dolby Atmos 9.2 A/V Receiver
ET Bespoke acoustic 50mm absorptive panels x 12
ET Bespoke Acoustic Diffuser panels x 3
ET Bespoke Bass Traps x 2
Control 4 HC250 processor
Control4 SR250 remote
Ipad / Iphone via Control4 App
Lighting and Curtains
Control4 Lighting Keypad
Control 4 8 channel dimmer
DMX IP Interface for Control 4
DMX Led Lighting x 50 m
DMX Bar Spots x 3
ET Bespoke Fibre Optic Ceiling Lighting x 3 areas
Somfy automated Curtain Track
Draytek 2860 ADSL Router
Netgear 16 Port Gbit Switch
Draytek Ap800 access point
FrontRow Cinema Chairs x 2
Sanus 27U
Video calibration utilising Calman software and Colorimeter
Audio Calibration utilising REW and Audio Tools Studio6 Software