Synthesis Home Theatre

In the latter stages of 2018 we completed our latest long-term Home Theatre Project. This truly special room is the result of our long-standing collaboration with award winning interior designers, Woodhouse & Law. The system birthed from the customers passion for film and their desire for nothing but the best in sound and vision for their private home theatre.




The specification of the system is stunning; an array of no less than 12 loudspeakers (SCL-4) and 4 impactful subwoofers (B28W) from JBL’s Synthesis Series, this 8.4.4 setup features full Dolby Atmos adding a level of immersion which few are yet to experience in commercial theatres, let alone in the seclusion and comfort of their own home.

To accompany the loudspeakers there is equally as impressive and powerful amplification and processing. A JBL Synthesis SDA8300 & a SDA4600 provide the amplification, plus two additional 700W SA1000 Subwoofer amplifiers.

A Lexicon MC-10 provides truly immersive sound processing and outstanding audio and video quality. It features Dolby ATMOS & DTS:X 3D surround sound processing, Dirac room EQ, the Logic7 Immersion up mixer, and twelve balanced outputs, a sensory rich and truly immersive experience is delivered as a result.



  • 12 x JBL Synthesis SCL-4

  • JBL Synthesis SDA8300 8x300W/4x600W Bluelink Digital Amplifier

  • JBL Synthesis SDA4600 4x400W/2x1200W Bluelink Digital Amplifier

  • 4 x JBL (REVEL) B28W Subwoofers

  • Lexicon MC10 - Full Dirac Room Acoustic Calibration

  • Chord Shawline X Speaker Cable

BReathtaking imagery

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  • Sony VPL-VW870ES

    4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector with laser light source,

    2,200 lumen brightness,

    Premium All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens

    Digital Focus Optimiser

  • Future Automation Close Ceiling Projector Mount for Sony VPL-VW870ES

  • Ultimate Screens 16:9 3.2M Acoustic 4K Projection Screen

  • Fibre Optic HDMI Cable

4K HDR Projection

The projector is Sony’s latest addition to their Home Theatre product line, the VPL-VW870ES. Sony developed this projector with their own proprietary laser light source, the results are bright images delivered for up to 20,000 hours of uninterrupted operation - no lamp replacement, and virtually zero maintenance. The VPL-VW870ES adopts the same corner-to-corner sharpness found on their range topping £65,000 projector but at a lesser price point. This is achieved through an all-glass design comprising of 18 elements. The all glass design ensures optimal convergence of the red, green and blue primaries even at the extreme edges of the image for a clear and vivid image wherever you look. When combined with the clarity delivered by a true 4K resolution and the introduction of HDR technologies (both HDR-10 & HLG) the final projected image is by far the most impressive we have witnessed in recent years.

The screen is engineered by Ultimate Screens, a British company who provide class leading acoustically transparent projection screens of the highest quality. This particular screen is a 3.2M wide (approx. 145”) screen, with a. 16:9 aspect ratio.

ELEGAnt touchscreen control


The glue that fuses all of these components together in unison is Crestron. Crestron is one of the world’s leading providers of both single room and whole home control solutions. With Crestron your imagination is the only limitation. Smart homes/rooms come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and preferences. The beauty of Crestron is there's virtually nothing you can imagine that can't be made a reality in yours.

In this particular setup Crestron controls every aspect of the Home Theatre so that at the push of a button the whole system comes to life, ensuring an unparalleled level of simplicity for the user. A scenario which would otherwise consist of multiple remote controls, the Crestron does so through the use of an RMC-3 Processor, capable of multiple room control. In combination with their new flagship touchscreen remote control, the TSR—310.



  • Crestron RMC-3 Room Processor - Compact series 3 processor

  • Crestron TSR-310 Handheld Touch Screen Remote Control

  • Crestron Wall-mount LCD Touch Panel

Forget your surroundings



  • Lutron Lighting System

  • Bespoke Fortress Seating

Environment & Comfort

A home theatre would not be complete without careful consideration for the environment of the room, and equally as important the comfort. On this project all aspects have been meticulously designed - Lutron lighting provides immersive scenes which actively adapt to the content that is being viewed.

The air temperature can be adjusted to the customers exacting requirements to ensure that it provides a level of comfort for extended viewing.

Lastly the bespoke Cinema Seating, built in the United States by Fortress Seating, is the epitome of comfort. With over 7 decades of experience, Fortress rapidly became the ‘go to’ company when off-the-shelf seating was not the answer which is why they were chosen for this specific project.

Pristine audio and video



A home theatre of this level of specification deserves a source capable of delivering the highest possible quality to each component, Kaleidescape provides exactly that. Kaleidescape combines movie players and servers with online selection and delivery of the highest quality movies, making it the must-have content source to power a luxury cinematic experience. Kaleidescape brings together hand-crafted movie content and a world-class player to power a truly cinematic experience in your luxury home theatre.

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“As the centerpiece source for a high-end custom home theater system, it’s difficult to imagine anything better than a Kaleidescape system.”

– Doug Blackburn