Smart Home – Farnham


A long standing client of ours decided it was time to refurbish their three storey home and take the opportunity to update their AV system. Originally the system was a mixture of Linn Knekt multi room audio and composite video distribution, all controlled by Crestron. Oh how things have moved on…… we certainly have rejuvenised the place to create an incredible Smart Home using the latest technology available.

Our client new exactly what they wanted, 11 TV’s across the house and a cinema room. Along with this the client loves to entertain guests so we were instructed to provide multi room audio in 14 areas and these audio zones which all had to perform to a high standard #partytime. The system had to be family friendly and reliable, so we provided, iPhone / iPad / handheld remotes, to control the various rooms.

We worked very closely with the interior designer and builder to make sure we integrated the new AV equipment as seamlessly as possible and the results are stunning throughout. All speakers and TV’s have been discretely flushed in where possible to minimise the aesthetic impact on the rooms.

The entire project was fun to work on but the highlights have to be the Cinema, dual screen Drawing room and the Hot Tub.

A summary of the kit on this one as it was quite extensive

Kit List

Video Distribution

  • Pulse Eight Video Matrix – 3 x Sky Q box’s / Apple TV / Bluray player
  • TV Screens – Sony OLED and Samsung QLED
  • Control – RTI XP-8V providing iPhone / iPad / and RTI handheld remotes to control the zones

Audio Distribution

  • Streaming – Mixture of Sonos Connects linked to Parasound power amplifiers and stand-alone Connect amps
  • Speakers – Bowers and Wilkins / Definitive Technology ceiling speakers


  • Projector – JVC X5900
  • Screen – Screen Excellence 130″ / 2.35:1 / Fixed Frame / Neo S (Acoustically Transparent)
  • AV Amplifier – Lexicon RV-6
  • Disc Player – Sony X1000es
  • Speakers – Definitive Technology Mythos and SuperCube subwoofer

Drawing Room

  • TV Screens – Sony 65 inch OLED / Samsung 75 inch OLED
  • AV Amplifier – Lexicon RV-6
  • Speakers – Artcoustic HSPL 3 channel speaker below the screen
  • Subwoofer – Sunfire XTEQ 12