We all will have a lot to speak about friendship and how we cherish good friendships. We have one such incredible story to tell you about today. Mr. Ravi, Mr. Suresh, and Mr. Rajan had been friends for over 3 decades.

They grow up together in their hometown of Hyderabad in India. They went to school together, came to Australia for Uni together and they bought three consecutive lands right next to each other, and build 3 exactly similar houses together.

Sounds incredible right? Well, the story doesn't stop there. They build three Epic 7.2.4 Home Theaters together. Now you know how Digital Cinema comes into the story.

I recently had the opportunity to interview all three of them, for a video series for Digital Cinema (which will be linked towards the end) Let's go through some of the excerpts from the meeting.

Did I mention that all three of them are hardcore Cricket fans? So all of them are huge movie buffs and cricket fans and they wanted to level up their home sport/movie viewing experience for their new proposed home builds.

Mr Ravi had been on the lookout for Home Theater builders and they had two main objectives for their selection process

  1. No compromise on Sound/Video Quality
  2. Big on Value for money as they are looking for 3 Home Cinemas together

Ravi had done their research online looking for the components and one of DC specials pricing caught his eye. His exact words were “ That price is too good to be true and I wanted to check it out in person.” That's how he visited the DC flagship store in Auburn for the first time. Atish was his initial point of contact in the store. This was during the preplanning of the house build and points to them for thinking ahead. 

They included the home theater build cost into the home loan by planning ahead with the help of the builder and consultation from DC.

Two months after the initial visit the pre-wiring was done in all three houses, during the gyprock stage.

Being a 7.2.4 Channel Home theater, prewiring proved to be very important for the smooth installation of the home theater. 

Enough of the history and let's take a look into the home theaters itself. The room sizes that we worked with are 6.5 x 4 x 2.7 in dimensions.

Digital Cinema was able to provide the top-of-the-line 7.2.4 Atmos Home Cinema with a 140” Elegance Screens Symphony Home Theatre Screen, Nova Star Ceilings, Nova Acoustics Sound blocks, Carson The Director Recliners, and all installed in calibrated in 2 days.

We used PSB Imagine X1T Floor standing Speakers as the FLR, the PSB Imagine XC Centre Speaker, and 4 PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf Speakers as surrounds, 4  PSB Speakers CustomSound™ CS605 Architectural 6.5 inch In-ceiling Speakers as  ATMOS and  2 PSB SubSeries 300 12-Inch Subwoofers. Everything is processed by the epic Marantz SR8012 Flagship Multiroom AV Receiver. Elegance Screens Symphony 140-Inch 16:9 4K/8K Fixed Frame Home Theatre Screen is paired with the Acer VL7860 DLP 4K UHD Laser Projector.

Home Cinema Specs in detail.

Audio Configuration -  7.2.4 ATMOS

AVR:  Marantz SR8012 Flagship Multiroom AV Receiver.
With up to 205 Watts of power per channel, the SR8012 unlocks breathtaking object-based surround sound (Dolby Atmos & DTS:X)

PSB Imagine X1T Floor-standing Speakers as the Front left and right speakers.
PSB Imagine X1T Floorstanding Speakers blends into your home theatre setting with its slim design yet carpeting rich low and smooth and detailed high-frequency audio performance.

PSB Imagine XC Centre Speaker
PSB Imagine XC Centre Speaker a two-way system in a dual-woofer horizontal format with a pair of 5 1/4" woofers, this center channel is engineered to maximize performance in multi-channel systems.

4 PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf Speakers as Surrounds and Surround backs.
PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf Speakers is an attractive compact two-way speaker system featuring a 5 1/4-inch woofer and one-inch titanium dome tweeter.

4 PSB Speakers CustomSound™ CS605 Architectural 6.5 inch In-ceiling Speakers as Atmos configured in Top middle and Top rear Configuration.
PSB Speakers CustomSound™ CS605 Architectural 6.5 inch In-ceiling Speaker is a 2-way In-ceiling Loudspeaker that features a 19 mm (¾-Inch) soft-dome fabric tweeter and a 165 mm (6½-Inch) polypropylene cone, it’s well matched to offer wide and constant dispersion throughout its frequency range.

PSB SubSeries 300 12-Inch Subwoofers
PSB SubSeries 300 Subwoofers are powered by NAD Electronics sophisticated, high-efficiency amplifier. The SubSeries 300 also features trickle-down technology from PSB's award-winning SubSeries 500 flagship, including the company's exclusive 'smart bass' limiting circuitry. As a result, the SubSeries 300 offers a winning combination of power, high-impact bass, and musicality.

Video/Projection.

Acer VL7860 DLP 4K UHD Laser Projector.
Acer VL7860 DLP 4K UHD Laser Projector offers a detailed picture and impressive contrast that will take your home cinema to the next level. It also features support for HDR, Rec. 709 color, Rec. 2020 compatibility, and Acer's AcuMotion Technology. It delivers stunning realistic images and an immersive cinematic experience.

140-Inch Elegance Screens Symphony Home Theatre Screen
Elegance Screens Symphony 140-Inch 16:9 4K/8K Fixed Frame Home Theatre Screen is suitable for domestic and commercial use, the Symphony screen is easy to assemble and has a stylish velour finish. 

Media Players

Google TV 4K

Playstation 5

Telstra TV

Cables 

Audio Dimension HA1810 Premium Speed 4K/HDR/18G/ARC HDMI Cable
Audio Dimension's HA1810 Premium High Speed HDMI Cable is certified for 18Gbps bandwidth, making it ideal for video signals up to 4K/60p with HDR (including HDR10, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG) and audio signals up to Dolby Atmos/TrueHD, DTS:X/DTS-HD Master Audio and DSD.

2 Audio Dimension SOFC5 OFC Subwoofer Cable
Audio Dimension SOFC5 OFC Subwoofer Cable offers a reliable connection with Oxygen-Free-Copper, highly-conductive material, and Gold-plated contacts. The OSFC5 is ideal for high-fidelity low-frequency performance for home audio, stereo or theatre.

Acoustics/Design

Nova Acoustics Soundblock L Large Sound Absorber Panel
Nova Acoustics Soundblock L offers an acoustic room treatment to your home theatre or recording room. The SoundBlock reduces sound reflected from rectangle-shaped room walls. It also absorbs low frequencies that have the character of accumulating at the corner of adjacent walls. Most of all it absorbs ambient noise and lets you enjoy your music or movie in its pure form.

Nova Star Ceiling
Nova Star Ceiling features a fully active LED color wheel RGB engine for vast shade combinations. The panels absorb sound wave reflections emanating from your speakers for significantly clearer movies and music while also reducing noise transmission to the upper floors.

Recliners

4+3 Carson The Director Electric Recliner Home Theatre Seating
Carson The Director Electric Recliner Home Theatre Seating is specially designed with an excellent quality leather cover that meets your need for relaxation and entertainment. It features a table connection and a cupholder for your food and drinks, a power switch for blue LED light, and is complemented by a USB charging port for your mobile phones and tablets.

BUDGET  Approx - 35K AUD