Home theatre may sound like a simple concept, but there’s an extraordinary amount of science that goes into creating the best home theatre experience – especially when it comes to sound. With 4ward-design’s extensive background in audio, we know good sound and we know how to achieve it in your home.
Home Theatres and the Science of Sound
One of the most important parts of an immersive home theatre experience is optimising sound. Realistic, high quality surround sound with crystal clear highs and thrilling lows is the primary goal of any audio installation.
There are several aspects to consider when designing for optimal home theatre audio, including top quality components, correct positioning and installation, room size, sound absorption and diffusion. To find the best balance of all these elements requires sophisticated equipment, knowledge and experience.
4ward-design offers complete home theatre system and room design, putting our years of experience behind every home theatre solution that receives the 4ward touch.
Picture-Perfect Home Theatre Displays
Getting the best quality picture in your Home Theatre involves more than just picking the world’s best projector or screen. Choosing the right display for your application often depends on the room you’re using, the amount of ambient light, and several other pertinent elements.
4ward-design will recommend the best option for your specific situation, including ideal size, colour rendition and clarity for top notch, dynamic viewing.
The 4Ward Approach to Home Theatre
For us, Home Theatre is about more than just performance; it has to do with the placement and calibration of equipment to best suit the room size and acoustics. Our experts give careful consideration to every element that affects the overall experience before combining premium equipment with custom acoustic treatments to create an audio visual experience like no other.
The result? A Home Theatre System of uncompromising sound and picture quality, bringing the magic of movies, sport, video games and music to life.
4ward-design’s range of audio systems caters for a broad range of tastes and applications.
From super high-end audiophile systems, to flush-mounted, discreet solutions that are architecturally pleasing without the compromise, 4ward-design can do it all.
Are you after something great or just wanting the very best? At 4ward-design we are extremely selective in the products and systems we recommend…after all, our reputation relies on it.
There are many ways to set up your home theatre and many choices to be made. The type of projection screen you choose may depend on the room you are using.
Panamorph’s anamorphic lenses paired with HD projectors and 2.40:1 screens provide 80% more image area than widescreen movies shown on conventional 16:9 screens of the same height. Yes, you read that right – 80% more immersive, dynamic, and involving.
Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, 4ward-design streamlines technology, improving the way you operate your theatre.
Create the right ambience in your home theatre with different types of lighting solutions. Your home theatre experience will be so much more immersive!
No matter how technologically advanced your theatre is, if your seats are uncomfortable, then the whole experience is lost. Effective theatre seating is a perfect blend of aesthetics, luxuriating comfort, and functionality. Form and function are the principles we follow when selecting home theatre seating.
Auralex Acoustics is the industry leader in acoustical treatment products, including acoustical absorbers, diffusors, sound barriers, construction materials, isolation platforms and complete room treatment systems.
Let the experts at 4ward-design help you achieve world-class acoustics in your home theatre.
Home Theatre Consultation and Design
For a truly immersive home theatre experience, the design phase is a crucial step that cannot be overlooked. It’s imperative to explore the best options for your specific home theatre environment, and assess your priorities when it comes to viewing, audio, and the room environment.
- Current requirements
- Projected usage
- Potential growth/future requirements
- Spatial or infrastructural limitations
- Integration with architectural elements
The 4ward-design team, based in Cape Town, have successfully designed hundreds of high-quality home theatre systems. Why not take advantage of our extensive audio-visual experience and let our specialists guide you through the essential planning phase.
4ward’s design service is available to all our sectors (residential, commercial, hospitality and education) – it’s the easiest way to ensure you get the best solution for your needs, and that your home theatre installation goes smoothly with the highest quality results.
The design service is comprehensive, covering all the planning and specifications required for your custom Home Theatre setup. Detailed drawings and documentation are provided in industry-standard formats, for effortless integration into larger construction projects.
Keep your Architect happy: All 4Ward’s design documentation is created using industry-standard software (AutoCAD, D-Tools and Visio), making integration into architectural schematics quick and easy.
To arrange an appointment with a 4Ward consultant, or discuss costs based on your project’s specific requirements, please contact us directly.
If a bespoke consultation and design service is not for you, consider using one of our tried and tested Standard Home Theatre Systems. These pre-packed, pre-configured systems are cost-effective and simple to install. They offer our most commonly requested features in various categories and price tiers, and are built to the same, stringent quality standards as all 4Ward components.
Standard Home Theatre Systems
Over the years, as bespoke audio-visual solutions and home automation specialists, we’ve noticed an increasing need for pre-designed and configured systems for various sectors. In response to this need, we’ve put together several pre-packaged solutions that encompass our most commonly requested features across all sectors.
Designed for DIY installation, and particularly well-suited to sites that are remote or difficult to access, these pre-packaged systems are convenient to ship, easy to install, and contain all the parts you’ll need to get up and running. They carry a 12 month guarantee (unless otherwise stated), and provide the same quality experience you’ll get from every 4ward solution.
Every Standard System ships with:
- All hardware
- All cabling (which is terminated, colour coded and labelled)
- Pre-configured settings
- Wiring diagrams
- Easy-to-follow set-up notes
The systems are all packaged and shipped from the 4ward Head Office in Cape Town, South Africa. To find out more about the standard home theatre systems available, please contact us
Service Level Agreements
Why is it important to service my home theatre system?
Without proper maintenance, you may begin to notice a slow deterioration in the performance of your home theatre system. This can be caused by something as simple as a layer of dust collecting on the wrong surface, or by more complex issues such as firmware that needs to be updated, or components that are no longer functioning properly.
Consumable parts also need to be replaced from time to time, and dead batteries, burned-out lamps, and damaged or blocked ventilation fans are not only an annoyance, but can cause lasting damage to other system components if they are not replaced.
So how do you ensure your home theatre setup is always running at optimum levels?
4Ward recognises that many of our clients do not have the capacity to correctly maintain their home theatre systems internally. For this reason, to avoid system deterioration and reduce disruptions and potentially expensive repairs, we highly recommend our SLA to clients in all our sectors.
What is an SLA?
4Ward’s SLA, or Service Level Agreement, is an optional, renewable, 12 month maintenance contract, designed to protect your technological investment and optimise your usage experience.
Benefits of having an SLA include:
- A dramatic reduction in the likelihood of system performance deterioration, failure or downtime, with scheduled, preventative checks and maintenance of critical equipment.
- Any faulty equipment will be swapped out for the same or similar while the original part is being repaired – minimal downtime.
- Pay cost price for goods repaired during the SLA period.
- Receive priority technical support.
The cost of an SLA is based on one of two models:
- A percentage of the total cost of all head-end equipment or
- A percentage of the total project cost, excluding labour.
The choice of model is based on the risk associated with the SLA, and is the decision of the Sales Executive handling the project.
For an accurate SLA estimate based on your specific requirements, please contact us.