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Home Theater Investment Worksheet ID Type of Equipment Low High This Job Notes
1. Projector $3,500 $80,000
2. Screen $1,200 to $30,000 3. A/V Receiver or separate Processor & Amp $1,000 to $60,000 4. 5.1, 7.2 or 7.2.4 (Atmos) Speaker Package $4,000 to $65,000 5. Blu Ray Disc Player $200 to $1,000 6. Sonos/Music Services $400 to $1,200 7. Kaleidescape 4K Movie Server $0 to $15,000 8. Power Conditioning / Surge Protection $500 to $7,000 9. Whole House Surge Suppression (at the panel) $0 to $800 10. Control System and Programming $1,200 to $12,000 11. Wiring and Cabling $2,400 to $15,000 12. Video Calibration of your Projector $650 to $950 13. Audio Calibration of your surround sound system $450 to $2,400 14. Acoustical room Treatment $4,500 to $35,000 15. Seating. (no seats vs. 10 seats at $45,000) $45,000 16. Lutron Lighting Control Solution $0 to $2,000 17. Light fixtures $0 to $8,000 18. Lighting design $0 to $1,500 19. Shades. (approx. each) $0 to $2,000 20. HVAC Integration System $0 to $600 21. Equipment Rack $0 to $2,500 22. Power Extension package & misc. hardware $400 to $1,000
23. Network Monitoring (hardware & licensing) $0 to $1,500 24. Network $150 to 1,500 Parts Subtotal $20,550 to $390,950 Labor $10,000 to $35,000 Total $30,550 to 425,950
Home Theater Investment Worksheet - Quick Explanations 1. Projector As you spend more money you will get: Better processor which results in better scaling, color and detail. Better more refined lens. Better contrast. Stronger light engine - More lumens. 2. Screens Fixed screen is the least at expensive. At the high end you have acoustically transparent screen and 4 way masking. 3. A/V Receiver or separate Processor & Amp You start with a simple AV receiver and move to a highly sophisticated AV processor providing room correction with separate powerful amps appropriate for the quality level of the speakers you have choose. 4. Speaker package You start with a 5.1 surround sound and move up to a full ATMOS surround sound with multiple subwoofers. 5-7 Sources Blu-Ray; Increasing levels of computer power delivering 4K content. Sonos Connect for music streaming. Kaleidescape Movie download service with 6. -24TB of internal storage. This is vastly superior to streaming sources. 8. Power conditioning and Surge protection Start with basic surge and power conditioning and move up to very robust power conditioning. See separate Bravo AV article for more information. 9. Whole House Surge Suppression (at the panel) We like a two prong approach to surge suppression and power conditioning. We start at your main panel. 10. Control System and Programming Basic remote or sophisticated remote with smart home features included on your tablet or smart phone. 11. Wiring and Cabling We suggest investing as much as you can in the cables that are going to be run though the wall. Better cables means better sound and picture our designs incorporate additional cables for future use. We deploy fiber to accommodate higher future resolution video requirements. 12. Video Calibration of your Projector All high performance theaters need to have the projector calibrated to maximize the projectors capabilities for your particular room 13. Audio Calibration of your surround sound system Very important for crisp clean sound. Sophisticated AV processors give us more control of the tuning process 14. Acoustical room Treatment HT Investment Worksheet with Explanation 2/3 7/7/2019 We design an acoustical treatment package to optimize the sound in the room. See separate Bravo AV article for more information. 15. Seating. (no seats vs. 10 seats at $3,500) Seats need to be well built to stand the test of time and be comfortable. See separate Bravo AV article for more information. 16. Lutron Lighting Control Solution Push play and have the lights turn off. It's movie time. See separate Bravo AV article for more information. 17. Lighting Fixtures It is very important that we have fixtures that can dim down to 1% smoothly 18. Lighting Design Typical theaters will have 3 to 4 circuits. General lighting, sconces, accent and step & safety lights Laying out the fixtures for maximum performance in a home theater has special requirements 19. Shades If the theater space has windows then light blocking shades are a must 20. HVAC Integration System Control of the environment is key to enjoying your movie. See separate Bravo AV article for more information.
21. Equipment Rack Install all your gear in a rack for ease of use, servicing and future upgrades. 22. Power Extension package & misc. hardware Extending conditioned power to the projector location. Wall-plates, wire management, accessories, service lights etc. 23. Network Monitoring (hardware & licensing) The ability to monitor your network remotely, troubleshoot and push updates remotely. 24. Network We need a network feed to your HT Rack and WiFi in the theater.
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Bravo AV is proud to be an HTA (Home Technology Association) Certified Installation Firm and professional A/V experts. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, a certified THX Level 1 home theater professional and a member of the Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II. You can contact Tom directly at (908) 953-0555 or through email at email@example.com.