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Audio System

Tempus Two in the Hunter Valley comminised us to fit out there cellar door with a sound system. At the time all the had was a Bose Soundlink mini, an upgrade was required! The end result was the following, 2 x Denon Heos 7 and 4 x Denon Heos HomeCinema soundbars.

Now as you walk in, you’re not only greeted by the friendly staff, but also the high quality audio that an awarding winning sound system can only deliver.

For more information on the products we used, please see https://www.au.denon.com/au/

Home theatre system

Home Automation in Merewether

Home Automation

This House was complete in the Hills of Merewether. The home automation system which is the brains of it all, controls the lighting, air-conditioning systems, garage roller door, TVs in the lounge room, master bedroom and the home theatre room. It also controls the Heos multi-room audio system in the theatre room, downstairs bar area, kitchen/dinning and outdoor deck. Amazon Alexa is also installed so voice commands can be given to turn light on/off or dimm to any percentage. It can also turn the TV on and off in the lounge room and also control and set the temperty on the air conditioning system.

The main parts of the system which is the Elan automation controller, the two Foxtel boxes, data network and Wi-Fi system with the CCTV system are all housed in dedicated communications cupboard. One Foxtel box is dedicated for the home theatre room to ensure full surround sound is produced and then there is a second Foxtel box that is distributed throughout the house to all other TVs.

Remote Control and touchscreens

The handheld remote control that is installed also has the ability to turn on/off or dim different light within the house while still retaining its original functions of controlling the TV and Foxtel through the upgraded Wi-Fi system. The handheld remote also has the ability to be used in different rooms, the remote can also turn the air-conditioner on or off as well as set the temperature and open or close the roller door in the garage.

There are two Daikin LCD touchscreens throughout the house that we’ve managed to convert over to use with the automation system, so not only can the owners control the air conditioning system in what was only one room – now they have the ability to control the entire house from it including both downstairs and upstairs air conditioning systems.

Home theatre

The home theatre system is made up of a 75″ Samsung TV, MK Sound wall mounted speakers, two 8″ Sunfire long throw subwoofers, Samsung 4K bluray player, with a Heos AVR and the wireless Heos 3 surround.

Additional equipment installed

Also installed is a seven channel CCTV system that can be viewed from either an app of from a laptop computer. It can be viewed from anywhere in the world. There is also an automation app that can be installed on any phone and tablet. Programming can be done by allowing individuals to only control particular room/s or the entire house. The automation system can be accessed from anywhere around the world.

More information about parts of the system, go to www.elanhomesystems.com and https://mksound.com and https://www.au.denon.com/au/heos and https://www.sunfire.com/

Theatre room before equipment

Theatre Room after speakers installed

theatre room working but not completed

Theatre room completed

Rear of the theatre room before speakers installed

Communications cupboardModem Router upgrade

turning on the air conditioning

 

 

Automation lighting

 

 

adjusting automation Lighting scene

 

 

 

 

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AVC-X8500H

Denon AVC-X8500H

POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE

The Denon Flagship AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the amplifer front world’s first 13.2 channel AV Amplifier that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Built-in HEOS technology supports Amazon Alexa and takes music listening to the next level with wireless whole-home audio.

The AVC-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theatre experience with 13 channelsamplifier back of built-in amplification to enable premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and supports latest 4K Ultra HD picture standards.

SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACEDolby Atmos logo

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 surround sound speaker system with as many as 6 overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience.

 

 

 

BE CLOSER TO THE ACTIONDTS:X

DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favourite movies. The included DTS Neural:X™ gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound.

FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

All eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front) and three HDMI outputs feature HDCP 2.2 compatibility and the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. It is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio playback through TV apps. The eARC feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATSDolby HDR

The AVC-X8500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.
 

EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROLHeos and Denon Apps

With the “Denon 2016 AVR Remote” app you can control the receiver’s operation and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player. Easily control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa Voice Control.
 

 

ENJOY SUPERB AUDIO FIDELITYHi res audio logo

Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVC-X8500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with Apple’s AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.

Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa*, providing cutting-edge voice control.

UNIQUE DENON AUDIO TECHNOLOGIESAL32 Processor

AL32 processing multi-channel provides ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision for all audio channels, delivering a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging. For content recorded in multi-channel, such as Blu-ray discs, the recorded low frequency effects (LFE) may be out of sync and delayed. Bass Sync technology corrects such a delay of low frequency effects for the perfect audio experience.

 

BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGEDAC chips

For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ stereo D/A converters for all channels. The total number is eight. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

REVIEWS

This is the most technically accomplished set of features that we have ever seen
“…the X8500 supports all the immersive audio formats but it offers a level of processing that is unheard of on a AV amplifier or receiver.”

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Denon AVC-X8500H

RRP $5,999

Heos soundbar 3

Denon Heos 5.1 with multi-room audio, NAS and CCTV

In this installation, the customer’s request was for a home theatre system downstairs, some audio out in swimming pool area, audio upstairs, a CCTV system, along with a NAS to distribute music and movies.

Heos multi-room was the choice for this installation. In the theatre room, a soundbar was used as the customer did not want at the front any floor standing speaker. Only half the room was renovated so the rear speakers are a pair of Heos 1 wirelessly connected to the soundbar to create a 5.1 system. In the cabinet houses a Heos Amp for the pair of black Niles speakers out in the swimming pool area, we wall mounted the TV and also installed all the data cables throughout.

Upstairs a Heos HomeCinema was used for streaming audio as well as for the TV, the TV is installed on a pivoting and the soundbar is mounted on the bracket as well.

The modem, NAS, and CCTV NVR are located in a cupboard. All TV’s and audio equipment’s internet access is all hard-wired back the cupboard, this means all TVs have assess to the NAS where movies and music are distributed.

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completed install of speakers

MK Sound and Marantz

This 3.1 system was limited by the construction and design of the home. The speaker of choice for this installation is MK sound for there high quality and small footprint, the customer also requested the subwoofer to be up off the ground so a custom bracket was also manufactured for this installation. The amplifier is a Marantz NR1608 with Heos built in, also supplied is a Heos 1 to complement the Marantz unit. The customer also mentioned they still have many records so a Thorens record player was also supplied.

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MK Sound subwoofer bracketcompleted install of speakers

heos bar package

Heos BAR Package – $3000

Sometime floor stand speakers are too large or impractical and then running cables in a two story home can be impossible without making holes everywhere so we finding a speaker package to suit your home or apartment can be very difficult. Our custom solution for you is the HEOS BAR package with cinema quality true left, centre and right speakers out of a soundbar with wireless rear Heos 3 speakers, all you need is power, it’s for those difficult roomsheos bar package where sound qualify is not sacrificed over convenience.

Package

The advantages with this system is that it is a true multi room audio system, if at any time other rooms need a speaker, it is possible to relocate both HEOS 3 units in different rooms for whenever you’re entertaining and require extra speakers, configuration is simple through the free HEOS app. With this package you can stream music to three different rooms and then place the speakers back in the theatre room for your 5.1 home theatre system.

RRP $3,346 for only $3,000

Plus installation and various cable and leads, if required.

Do you need a TV or projector? why not ask us about it.

Heos Package

Heos AVR Package – $7500

Running cables in a two story home can be impossible without making holes everywhere so we finding a speaker package to suit your home or apartment can be very difficult. Our custom solution for you is the HEOS AVR package with cinema quality audio from MK sound, it is for this difficult rooms where sound qualify is not sacrificed over convenience.Heos AVR Package

Package:

The advantages with this system is that it is a multi room audio system, if at any time other rooms need a speaker, it is possible to relocate both HEOS 3 units in different rooms for whenever you’re entertaining and require extra speakers, configuration is simple through the free HEOS app. With this package you can stream music to three different rooms and then place the speakers back in the theatre room for your 5.1 home theatre system.

RRP $8,244 for only $7,500

Plus installation and various cable and leads, if required.

Do you need a TV or projector? why not ask us about it.

Heos AVR front

HEOS AVR

Make a fashion statement with this brushed aluminium HEOS AVR. The HEOS AVR is a full 5.1 home theatre system with all the streaming services you would expect from a streaming solution, even play high-resolution audio. With 5 speaker terminals at the rear, just connect your speaker and away you go, or just connect your front speakers and use any pair of your favorite HEOS speakers as wireless rear surround speakers and now play in surround sound. Then add a HEOS Sub and wirelessly connect it to the AVR to create a full 5.1 system, now your cooking with fire!

Take Control

With the easy-to-use remote control of the HEOS AVR you have the main functions always ready at hand. Additionally, it offers instant access to 6 audio presets, so you can choose between optimized settings for different music or movie scenarios.

Heos AVR back4K ultra HD

No doubt, that the HEOS AVR is also completely future-proof with the latest HDMI standards. With four HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 inputs make sure that you can enjoy your movies in 4K Ultra HD. Regarding sound, you can count on Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio.

HEOS AVR Product Brochure

HEOS AVR RRP $1299

Heos Bar

HEOS Bar

Enhance your TV viewingHeos bar on cabinet experience with the ultimate soundbar with the HEOS Bar. This sound bar is not like any other soundbar, while retaining the elegance of a slimline soundbar it has true left, centre and right speakers in a single unit which still has all the advantages of a HEOS streaming solution.

4K ultra HD

The HEOS Bar is absolutely future-proof with the latest HDMI standards. With four HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 inputs make sure that you can enjoy your movies in 4K Ultra HD. In case your TV has limited 4K switching capabilities, don’t worry. Just connect your 4K sources directly to the bar. For the best multi-channel sound the HEOS Bar offers class-leading audio format support with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Surround Sound

the Heos Bar is a 3.0 Speaker system, add a Heos sub and you’ve instantly created and 3.1 speaker system, but why stop there, add any pair of HEOS speakers as your surround and now you have a full 5.1 surround sound system.

Heos Bar Product Brochure

Heos Bar RRP $1299

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Heos Sub

A Wireless sub will add powerful bass to any HEOS device, just set and Heos Subforget. Wireless audio system use to be just a single unit, play one of your favorite songs and unless you had large speakers, bass was alway lacking. Not anymore, with the HEOS Sub you can connect this subwoofer witlessly to ANY of the HEOS unit including the HEOS AVR, Amp and Link, create the bass you desire. Wither it is just a little bit or a hole lot more, the HEOS Sub can deliver.

Beauty Runs in the family

As it is a Heos device, it definitely makes a statement with if matt black finish, and because it’s wireless, placing it anywhere in the room is possible, even laying on it’s side.

ConnectivityHeos Sub back

Although the HEOS Sub is wireless, it also incorporates a USB port and a network port. Plug a thumb drive full of your favorite music into the HEOS Sub and now you can play that music to any HEOS device in the house.

HEOS Sub Product brochure

HEOS Sub RRP $999