Project Overview

Theater Design Northwest was the AV contractor of choice to design a compact, high performance AV system for this loft-style bonus room. The design ended up as a complete transformation of the space from a playroom with on old armiore analog TV to a sleek high tech space with networked streaming, gaming and 3D BluRay capabilities. Other amenities include powered recliner seating for four, an integrated beverage cooler and a popcorn machine too!

Loft spaces can be a challenge as they are usually smallish with vaulted ceilings and pose some limitations for optimal viewing/listening conditions, as well as equipment installation concerns. We felt the solution here was to design a custom cabinet¬†that flowed with and took advantage of the room’s shape. All electronics were rackmounted in a design using convection cooling and a thermostatically-controlled quiet fan system. The MK Sound 950 LCR speakers were integrated in the cabinet design using Kinetics Stretchtrak for a sleek appearance.

Project Photos

Before the transformation

A Semiahmoo high end THX certified media room by Theater Design Northwest.

THX sound + video in our custom cabinet design

Key Components


  • MK Sound THX 950 speakers
  • Artison freeestanding sub
  • Pioneer Elite SC-55 AV receiver
  • Parasound Power Amplification
  • Panasonic VT 30 series plasma HDTV
  • Panasonic BluRay
  • RGPC 400 Pro power conditioner
  • Kinetics Stretchtrak
  • URC RF remote
  • Lutron lighting control
  • Middle Atlantic RSH custom faceplates
  • Xbox Kinnect
  • Wii
  • Atlona Interconnects