Some home theaters are a flat screen TV with a couple of speakers placed around. Then there are others, like this recently completed home theater in Thousand Oaks, California, that features personalized motorized recliners and an invisible surround sound system with Niles architectural speakers.
The homeowners had one specific request for Thousand Oaks-based custom integrator Wilshire Home Entertainment, and it was that all the electronics besides the projector and screen needed to be completely hidden from view. They utilized in-wall subwoofers, a total of seven Niles in-wall speakers, and hid the system components behind acoustic panels under the screen to give the owners exactly what they were looking for.
Wilshire Home Entertainment installed three Niles IW2670LCR architectural speakers behind the screen and four Niles IW770FX surround channel architectural speakers in the rear and sides of the room to deliver a seven channel audio experience. As the clients requested, the only pieces of equipment visible in the 400 square-foot home theater are the Runco VX-22d Projector and the Stewart CineCurve Screen.
With unique touches like running lights, illuminated lions' heads at the end of the chairs' armrests and ceiling stars that fade and brighten with a push of a button, the homeowners have a theater unlike any other, one truly worthy of the title "home theater".