“The Home Cinema Demonstration Rooms are a Must See!”

There’s three golden words when it comes to buying any home cinema equipment: “demonstrate, demonstrate, demonstrate”…. Just as everyone’s DNA and fingerprints are different, so is how we hear and interpret sounds. No two people will hear identical audio characteristics from a particular AV receiver nor from the same speakers. What sounds harsh to one person can sound delightful to another. Likewise with visuals, some people will see “rainbows” in DLP projectors while others will not and that’s why a home cinema demonstration at Ideal AV is such an important part of your buying process.

The latest award winners from the Hi-Fi magazines can never tell you how something will sound or look to you. The reviewers can only subjectively say how the equipment sounds to them. To know what works for you is to “demonstrate, demonstrate, demonstrate” and then demonstrate again. A home cinema demonstration is simply not an option; it’s a critical step.

An Ideal AV home cinema demonstration is completely free and you’ll learn more in a couple of hours than countless days of opinion based internet research. It’ll be the best money that you never spent….

Don’t run the gauntlet

“Demonstrate, Demonstrate, Demonstrate”

The Kettle is Always on, Slippers are Optional

In order to make an informed decision on what’s best for you and your room we feel its important to come, see and hear the products before purchasing. The last thing we want is to buy equipment which doesn’t perform as you expected. Its always best to see, hear and touch the product for yourself first.

We welcome you to book a home cinema demonstration in a relaxed and friendly environment. No need to bring any money, our time is completely free.

Customers are welcome to bring a selection of their favourite Blu-ray movie discs if they wish to, but we do have a varied library of over 300 full high definition 1080p movies ourselves to browse through including 3D.

If you don’t mind viewing with others please let us know so we can arrange group visits to minimise interruptions; we want to keep all of our customers happy. Likewise, if you’d like to book a home cinema demonstration outside of normal hours, we will do our very best to accommodate requirements as and when needed. We always try to meet your needs as that’s what our customers deserve.

To cover all bases we have two distinct home cinema demonstration rooms. The Light Bright room which is designed to replicate everyday conditions in the normal lounge at home with lots of ambient light. The Dark room is for those with a dedicated room in “bat cave” conditions (completely light controlled). Whatever your environment, one of our home cinema demonstration rooms will be perfect.

The kettle is always on, slippers are optional but you have to bring your own.

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      The Light Bright Home Cinema Demonstration Room

      Home Cinema Demonstration Room

      On the projection front we have an Epson 9400W home cinema projector housed in a Pure Theatre ceiling lift . The projection screen is a Sesame in-ceiling, recessed 108″ diagonal screen with the amazing ReAct 3.0 borderless fabric.

      Our speakers are the superb Dali Phantom S280/180/80. Across the front three we have the Dali Phantom recessed S280 with S180 centre and S80 surrounds, Dolby Atmos positions are 4 x Phantom H80 recessed in ceiling . Subwoofers on offer are a choice of inwall

      or just choose the staggering JL Audio G113 Gotham. V2. This is without question the world’s best subwoofer

      On AV duties we have the Marantz AV 8802 processor running Audyssey EQ Software, this is driving the superb ATI Class D power amplifiers.

      Video duties are performed by the Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray player. We also have a Vero 4K+ fed with Synology NAS.

      The clarity and accuracy of this system is just superb.

      2 Channel

      “Breathtaking” is what one customer described this system as being

      Peach Tree Streaming Device feeding a JL Audio CR1 crossover, this is controlling a pair of Dali Epicon 2′s and a pair of JL Audio Fathom F110 V2 Subwoofers to create a superb 2 channel full range audiophile system, once you have heard this nothing else will compare I promise you this side of £40k and this is less than half that amount.

      The Dark Home Cinema Demonstration Room

      The “Dark” home cinema demonstration room is nothing short of stunning and built to demonstrate the exceptional projection & audio quality that can be achieved in a light controlled environment. The room is treated with front and rear Devore Acoustic panels for light reflection. Walls  are coloured with a flat matt customised Grey emulsion. Lighting is Control 4 controlled dimmable LED’s.

      We have some of the best 4K home cinema projectors available today to demonstrate. Epson EH-TW 9400 projector and the staggeringly good  JVC N9 4-8K Home Cinema Projector, mind blowing images and probably the best i’ve ever seen

      The projection screen is a Seymour Centre Stage XD 134″ diagonal 2.35:1 acoustically transparent screen with a Fidelio velvet premier frame and gives a real sense of the cinema theatre.

      Our speakers are RBH Berylium Reference 661 as front left/centre/right with 4 x RBH 661 acting as side/rear surrounds. Finally we have 4 x RHB 61 inceiling Dolby Atmos speakers in-ceiling.

      Subwoofers are the mighty JL Audio Fathom F113 V2’s run as master slave configuration for gut wrenching slam in the chest LFE

      We have the Arcam AV40 Atmos/DTSX  driving two ATI Signature power amplifiers. Dirac Room EQ is employed in the dark room

      On video duty we again have the Oppo Blu-ray players taking centre stage with the UDP-203. Apple TV 4k and a Vero 4K+ is also available.

      This room as well as the Light room will simply amaze you

      *at time of updating this webpage