Bellingham 5.1 Fireplace Surround Sound
Seattle Area Home Theater Professionals

Theater Design Northwest installed 5.1 surround sound, calibrated audio and programmed an MX-450 RF remote control in the family room of this great home. The client and his contractor designed a built in cabinet for the fireplace to hide the components and were going to use IR extenders, but we suggested an RF all in one remote. A BluRay theater in a box system that came bundled with the TV was going in this, but after examing the existing components the clients owned we recommended using the existing gear and adding a Panasonic DMP-BD60K BluRay player, which resulted in better quality sound+picture. Another challenge was no tower speakers were allowed which was solved by custom installing a Pinnacle Quantum series (gloss black to match the HDTV) center channel on the TV mount. We then utilized the L/R/Surround ceiling speakers that were already there and installed the sub in the gear cabinet which will have a louvered door for ventilation and to let the sound through. A Niles speaker switcher was installed so the AV receiver can selectively power two pairs of patio speakers.