HOME THEATER AUSTIN TEXAS
Hey Austin! Are you ready to experience the thrill of owning a state-of-the-art theater room— at an affordable price? Never before has the concept been so real and achievable. Whether you are trying to decide if you want a dedicated theater or you are ready to discuss the details Simple AV can help. Check out our outdoor home theaters here.
WHAT IS A HOME THEATER?
A home cinema room is a dedicated room in your Austin home that eliminates distractions while providing an immersive experience for you and your family. Imagine a room that allows you to disappear from the world for a little while and immerses you in a movie, concert, video game or just a great Netflix binge. when you really understand the effect of a these escape rooms you will be wondering why you have not made the investment sooner. Simple AV believes in the value of family time or just a room to escape into and reset yourself. We have some extremely budget minded packages starting at $7999, complete with seating. Check out the video below and see if you agree that these experiences are a lot more than we realize-
"How often do you escape with your family? Everyone loves going to a movie theater, being completely immersed into a story, without distractions. Simple AV brings that magic and keeps you safe at home." ~Steven W.
HOME THEATER DESIGN
DO YOU HAVE DESIGNER GENES?
The first step for you and your home theater installation is to choose a theme or design that is unique and inspiring. When complete this room will allow you to disappear and reset so spending some time on the design is critical. Simple AV has professional interior designers or we can work with your interior designer to make sure the room is exactly what you want. You can start deciding on a design through the images below or discussing with us your favorite movie, sports team or other theme based ideas.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
A home cinema needs to be dark, this allows you to only focus on the screen. They should also be enclosed dedicated spaces without other activities happening in the room to distract you. The room should also create a barrier for noise either coming from the surround sound system into other rooms or other outside ambient noise bleeding into the dedicated theater. Simple AV has completed home cinemas for families that remodeled an old home office, unused bed room, attic space and even in a barn. We do offer sound deadening and building the theater into a "floating room" or "suspended room" which is optimal for sound proofing.
IS BIGGER BETTER?
One of the best room sizes for your Austin home cinema installation is 8ft high X 10ft wide X 12ft deep. A room this size is optimal because of the way sound waves behave. Unfortunately you would probably be limited to four seats. A medium sized theater will usually have 6-10 seats, enough for the family and a few guests. To optimize this size room we could make it a trapagon. A trapagon is designed with a narrower and lower height in the front of the theater that gets wider and higher toward the back of the room. This is popular for audiophile listening rooms as well. You will also need space for your home theater system, the electronics and control system will be stored here.
THE DOOR: BREAK ON THROUGH AND ESCAPE!
The door of your Austin home theater should be located in the back. This reduces any light or distractions coming into the theater while guests are immersed in an experience. It can also be something fun like a hidden bookshelf entry or bank vault door. Outside the cinema is where the anticipation starts so you may want to consider the design leading into the theater as well.
AS ABOVE - SO BELOW
Many times by default a home theater ceiling is either neglected or designed with a traditional starry ceiling. Simple AV would rather discuss a more personal presentation that fits your interests or completes the theaters theme. We absolutely love a starry ceiling but we also like designing complete opulent home cinemas that are beyond traditional design.
WHEN WALLS DO TALK-
Your Austin TX home theater walls are an essential part in eliminating distractions of a dedicated home cinema. The walls will hold the in-wall speakers, sound proofing material as well as reflection and absorption panels to optimize the audio experience. The wall coverings are your choice of unlimited designs and decor.
ITS A MAGIC CARPET RIDE
The floor is also critical in proper home theater deign. A hard surface will reflect more sound and may create an echo while carpet will absorb the sound and allow deeper bass. The sound can be calibrated to make up for different surfaces but there are always basic guidelines we should follow when trying to achieve the best home cinema experience. The floor will also need a riser platform for seating behind the front row. From the second row back each row should be raised about 7 3/4" higher than the row in front of it. This obviously allows for everyone to have a clear view of the screen.
DO' JUST SIT THERE
Home theater seating is essential for comfort but does not have to break the budget. Traditional theater seats are most popular but everyone has an individual taste. Traditional theater seating is a leather recliner with armrests on both sides. This may be great for public spaces but many of our clients like to use long couches or double loveseats for the entire family to hang out on. Bean bags are also popular for additional seating. To get the most seating spaces we usually design a small bar in the back of the theater room with several bar stools to accommodate surprise guests. You can learn more about home theater seating here.
THEY DON'T SPEAK, THEY SURROUND SOUND
Simple AV is Austin's surround sound experts with a trained staff to calibrate your home theater system. Speaker choice is according to the entire system budget and speaker placement is according to the amount of speakers you choose. We only recommend in wall speakers for the best sound experience. You can learn more about surround sound here.
The main ingredient for your home cinema is the projector. Projectors have become extremely inexpensive with amazing 4k technology. The projector should be equivalent to the rest of the gear in your home theater. In other words when you decide on a budget the projector and screen should not be astronomical compared to the rest of the theater components. We can help you with these decisions and discuss with you which projectors are the best value.
GET READY TO SCREEN!
After you have decided on the best home theater projector for your budget we will choose the right projection screen. The size, color, gain and other specifications are included in the science based decision process. Screens can also be fixed or motorized to disappear into the ceiling.
DIMMING YOU SOFTLY'
Home cinema lighting has many facets too, the main lights are usually hi-hats that are used when entering and exiting the theater. Track lighting is used between the seats to see where the aisles and stairs are while sconces and LED lighting can set the mood. You can learn more about Lutron Lighting here.
YOUR IN CONTROL
Your home cinema is a very complex space as you can see. Having a simple control interface allows one button touch to turn everything on or off and makes it easy for selecting content. This also helps you control the lighting and room temperature during your home theater experience. These features can of course all be tied into your home automation system. You can learn more about Savant Home Automation here.
RACKING YOUR BRAINS
The brains of your home cinema system is everything electronic that process's and outputs the audio and video correctly to the projector and screen. This can include a home theater receiver or separate components like a pre-amp and amp. Other components like a media server, cable box, gaming system, streaming audio, surge protection and other devices should be considered as well.
HOME THEATER PHOTO GALLERY
Simple AV Provides Home Theater Design, Installation and Service In:
Bee Cave, Texas
Cedar Park, Texas
Lago Vista, Texas
Mustang Ridge, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Sunset Valley, Texas
West Lake Hills, Texas
Cedar Park, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas
Round Rock, Texas