Type: High End Media Lounge

Former Room Use: Lounge/Front Room

Location: Nr Birmingham

Completion:  2023

Budget (ex-Vat): Undisclosed

The Brief

It was imperative that Ivy Cottage retained its Victorian charm and continue to feel, at heart, like a lounge. The room had to be warmer and cosier.

Lose the TV, get a much larger screen, and ensure the centre speakers are in the correct place.

Where possible, AV kit should be hidden from view and the sound should be of the very highest quality.

The system should ‘blow your hair back’ without breaking a sweat.

The Brief Continued...

Ivy Cottage should be a listening room as much as cinema, so two channel music immensely important – the sound stage and stereo imaging should be impeccable, big dynamics.

High volumes to be distortion free and upper frequencies highly detailed. Tight, fast and extensive bass.

In terms of sound and vision, the room should be quiet and cosseting when not in use.

As little sound as possible should leave the room at all times.


  • Trinnov Pre-processor

  • Wisdom Active Speakers, Subs and Amps (6,400 watts of power)

  • Lumagen Video Scaler

  • Sony LASER projector – 3200 Lumens

  • Kaleidescape UHD 4K Movie Server

  • Linn Selekt DSM Music Streamer with Katalyst DAC and Phono Stage

  • Linn LP12 Turntable Walnut

Kit Continued...

  • Control4 AV, Curtain and lighting control System

  • Orluna Micro-spot downlights

  • Custom built Acoustically transparent screen and multi-format masking

  • Custom Designed and built exotic wood cabinetry and detailing

  • Stretched fabric walls and ceiling

  • Full acoustic treatment

  • Dampened flooring with Under Floor heating

  • Frontrow Leather Cinema Recliners

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