Invisible Audio: Hiding AV Equipment in Plain Sight
March 1, 2017
While we can't live without our tunes or the ability to watch our favorite TV show or movie, we don't necessarily believe they should be the focus of a well-designed room. In fact, we know that the current design trend is to provide a living space that seamlessly integrates all elements of the client's life but do it with an aesthetically pleasing result.
If you break a media center into (3) major components, we're talking about a display (aka. TV), sound (speakers) and the equipment (receiver, cable box, Blu-Ray player). Hiding a TV can be accomplished with the use of motorized lifts which bring the TV out of a credenza or down from a ceiling, behind a piece of art that rolls up out of the way or even behind glass that conceals the TV image until it is power on (perfect for use in bathrooms).
Long gone are the days of audiovisual equipment being a part of the art display (WOW, look at the size of those sub woofers). Now freestanding components of any kind are viewed as the albatross in the room.
Speakers can be mounted flush with walls or ceilings and painted to match your decor. If you are looking for totally hidden speaker design, we offer speakers that are mounted in the wall, covered with a thin layer of drywall mud, textured and finally painted to become completely hidden from view.
Lastly, what do you do with the equipment that provides the content for your TV and the sound for your speakers? The old adage that the equipment needs to be in plain site or even in the same room is so 90's. AV equipment can easily be located in a closed cabinet, remote closet or even behind the TV (oh yea, believe it) for a real compact use of space. You will even have the ability to easy change channels and pause live TV without leaving the comfort of your chair.
Our goal is to provide insight into the "what-if" side of AV design challenges. Give us a call and we can discuss a wide range of options to hide everything and keep the equipment from being the focus of the room.
Do you know someone who wants to hide "everything" from view? Please Contact Us today for a free consultation.