Gerwyn Price Home Cinema

Home Cinema Installation for Champion Darts Player

Gerwyn Price, one of the world’s leading darts players, contacted us in February 2023 for help in designing his new basement games room. The space was huge and the brief was to encompass a cinema, bar, darts practice area and snooker/pool table. We got to work straight away in producing layouts for the space along with 3D renders. The client was blown away with the design, and after sharing it on social media the “mancave”, as it is now famously known, was born and ready for construction.

The room needed to be multifunctional, and has a lot of light coming in from bifold doors which span the entire northern elevation of the room. This posed a challenge for designing the room as a cinema space exclusively due to the light washing away the image in the open plan cinema. We therefore designed a multi purpose media space instead.

A Sony 4K 100′ TV with cinema grade Artcoustic speakers is used when the lights are on and the blinds are open. To turn the room into a cinema, a button is pressed and a projector screen drops in front of the TV, the starlight ceiling turns on, the lights which are controlled by Rako all turn down to a lower level, and a projector that’s hidden in the ceiling coffer comes to life.

The whole system is controlled by Savant Automation utilising both the free smartphone app and the Pro Remote X2. A touch of one button controls the entire sequence of switching between cinema and TV mode as well as providing easy control of Sky/Apple TV and volume, all from one place.

The social area of the room has in-ceiling speakers, all controlled by Sonos, and a separate TV with its own stream of Sky. We have also fitted external speakers to the BBQ area directly outside which is still under construction.

Products used:

Artcoustic HSPL Soundbar – centre speaker
2x Artcoustic 8-4 – front left and right speakers
4x Artcoustic 4-2 – in-ceiling surround speakers
2 x Artcoustic SUB 3 Sub Woofers
Denon X6700 AVR Amplifier
Epson EH-LS11000 4k Laser Projector
Savant S2 Host with Pro X2 Remote
Starscape Star Ceiling
Rako Automated Lighting
3x Sonos AMP for lifestyle music
Sonance Vp64R in-ceiling speakers for lifestyle music
Sonance Mariner speakers for external speakers