The Ultimate Home Theatre

All you need to build the best home cinema experience.

By Terry Christodoulou 30/07/2021

The last two years have seen us more acquainted with our screens – courtesy of streaming services and social distancing measures – than in recent memory. To embrace a more complete experience, we’ve compiled what’s needed to build the ultimate home theatre.

 

Projector: SONY VPL-GTZ380

Sony’s latest projector is fitted with 10,000 lumens of brightness – most offer less than a third of that. It’s that level of technology, with proprietary liquid crystal-on silicone display technology and X1 processor found in the brand’s flat-screen TVs that separates it from the pack.

Capable of ultra-deep blacks, the lens options include a standard with wide-zoom capabilities and a short throw for a precise 4k Image up to 30-metres (yes metres) on the diagonal. Hope your room is big enough.

Approx $108,000; sony.com

 

TV: Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV 

If projectors aren’t your style, but you’re still after a rich, engaging display, look no further than Samsung’s flagship model. Coming in at a large 85 inches the latest Neo QLED 8K TV is Samsung’s most complete large screen product. It’s infinite display delivers an immersive experience while real 8K resolution and AI upscaling provides as realistic a display as possible.  Further, Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology Pro – its propriety backlight technology – provides picture quality and vivid colours in a league of their own.

$12,990; samsung.com

 

Speakers: Focal Chora 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos Home Theatre System

This heady, complete package from Focal arrives with four floor-standing speakers, each with built-in Dolby Atmos modules, a centre channel speaker, a surround speaker and two, 12-inch subwoofers. Made in Focal’s French manufacture, it promises clearer dialogue and ‘front of film’ sound and a more immersive experience making use of Dolby Atmos’  transportive technology.

Approx. $12,400; focal.com

 

AV Receiver: Denon AVR-A110

To tie everything together, you’ll need a high-quality AV receiver. The hardest worker in your home theatre, the AV receiver is both brains and brawn to your system, ensuring your TV and films sound powerful and detailed. Opt the Denon AVR-A110. While not the catchiest name, it offers 210W power channel, 5-year warranty, the latest HDMI support – including 8K capability – 3D audio and wireless streaming from the most popular music services.

$9490; apollohifi.com.au

Seating:  RowOne Carmel Cinema Seating

Not to be overlooked is the ideal place to sit. Recreating that cinema experience is the RowOne Carmel Cinema seat. With power recline and headrest, USB port, refrigerated cupholder, and padded footrest it’s a comfortable and complete experience. Further, the chairs are customisable with a range of fabrics, colours and setups available.  

A row of 4 with a leather finish, $9,095; australiahifi.com.au

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