Looks Beautiful, Even When It’s Off
Who wants to look at equipment and wires in a well designed room? Why would we want to stare at a black box on the wall when we aren’t watching TV? What’s that big black box in the corner and why is it in my surround sound room? Creativity to the rescue! We have many solutions to conceal your gear in an artistic way that brings function and fashion together. Let’s hide that TV! Let’s get that equipment and wires out of sight! Let’s hide your subwoofer! Not only can we hide the equipment, but we know how to tune the room and equipment for optimum sound. We hide the TVs until they are needed, and we make it all easy to control. Again we take advantage our our unique blend of interior design and engineering skills to create maximum enjoyment and keep your living room livable.
Getting the Equipment Out of Sight
We find ways to keep the equipment out of sight and fully functioning with a low impact on decor. It can happen with the proper planning and prep, and we take the time to do just that. But wait, how will I operate it if I can’t see the equipment? We have solutions for that as well. Most remote controls operate with infrared signals that depend on line of sight. So one way to fix this is to have an IR sensor that senses all of the remotes and tells the proper device to function. But it’s even better with only one remote that handles all of the functions in your system and operates via radio frequency. That means it receives signals without having line of site. Operate it from anywhere and don’t worry about pointing at anything.
It’s great that the new TVs are thin -no more giant boxes -no huge cabinets.
But marketing would have us believe they are all paper thin. A 4″ TV and a 3″ mounted together make it stand out 7 inches off the wall. Plus the wires and mount can be seen from the side. No thanks!
We have many ways to disguise TVs and keep them out of sight until you’re ready to watch them.
Hiding the Subwoofer
One of the biggest points of contention in designing a surround sound system is the subwoofer. That warm low end that fills out both music and movies is integral to great sound. However, most subwoofers are large, bulky and unattractive boxes that take up a lot of room. Not to fear: Some well known speaker manufacturers have spent lots of time and energy in engineering in-wall subwoofers, that perform very well with a low impact on the decor of the room. Many times the grills are paintable and since low frequencies are non directional, you can even put a plant or the like in front of the subwoofer without losing sound.
Perhaps the in wall subwoofer isn’t an economical option for you, or there’s not enough wall space to incorporate one. We also have creative ways to hide the subwoofer inside a cabinet, closet or another space in your room so that it is concealed and doesn’t interfere with your decor. Here are a few decorative and hidden ways we have concealed subwoofers:
In Wall? On Wall? Free Standing?
Are we still talking about speakers? The considerations for speaker placement and style is also important to design. One consideration is that in room speakers will almost always out perform in wall speakers. Again the size of free standing speakers is a space and decor consideration. It’s a matter of taste and preference. Would you like your speakers out of sight? Would you prefer to have speakers incorporated into cabinetry or shelving. If the speakers look nice, would you like to see them, but not have them be the focus of the room? We take all of this into consideration and have numerous creative options to get just what you are looking for without compromising sound quality.
We have speaker grill designs that disappears into your wall and ceiling with ease. The grills are paintable, so that they can match whatever wall or ceiling color you have and they blend in perfectly.
There’s also the option of making your speakers into artwork themselves. The best placement for listening, is to have the speakers right at eye level. Unfortunately, that’s also where we all like to put our art work. Why can’t they work together? You don’t live in a boring black box, why should your music? To find out more about artistic audio click HERE—>