Project Profile: A Lofty Home Theater

Project Profile: A Lofty Home Theater

The goal: create a beautiful, great sounding, state-of-the-art home theater for an entertainment executive and his family. Wilshire Home Entertainment in Thousand Oaks was up to the task.

The project involved turning an open loft into the homeowners’ dream theater. Keeping sound from leaking into other parts of the home was a big challenge. Wilshire Home Entertainment, which specializes in high-performance home entertainment installations, and GNS Construction in Thousand Oaks, enclosed the 400 square foot loft using specialized acoustic products such as “floating” walls and floors to keep the room soundproof. Another challenge was to retain a large bay window that opened to a breathtaking view. Motorized blackout shades were installed allowing the homeowners to enjoy their great view when the theater is not in use.

The theater ties seamlessly with the rest of the house. The theater’s carpet design was reproduced on the long stairway leading to room. The staircase railing was also refinished to match the theater’s wood accents.

The sophisticated entertainment system includes a 110-inch screen, Runco LED projector, seven B&W speakers, two JBL subwoofers, four Classe amplifiers, DIRECTV satellite, Lexicon Blu-Ray player, Apple TV and a Savant iPad control system. Finishing touches included soffits, uplighting and luxurious theater seating.

The homeowners were shown the room at the beginning of construction and only again when it was completed. They were blown away at the finished results. They now use the room almost every day to entertain, enjoy family time and relax after work.

Equipment List:


  • Runco Q750 LED Projector
  • Stewart Filmscreen Stealth Trapdoor Screen


  • B&W 802 Diamond Main Channel Speakers (2)
  • B&W HTM2 Diamond Center Channel Speaker (1)
  • B&W CWM7.5 Surround Channel Speakers (4)
  • JBL SIS-EX Ultra 2 Subwoofers (2)
  • Classe CT-SSP 7.1 Cannel Preamp
  • Classe CT-5.00 5×300 Watt Amplifier
  • Classe CT-2300 2×300 Watt Amplifier
  • JBL S820 200 Watt Amplifiers (2)


  • Lexicon BD-30 THX Blu-ray Player
  • DirecTV HR24-500 Satellite DVR
  • AppleTV

Control System

  • Savant iPad Contol System
  • Lutron RadioRA2 Lighting Control
  • Lutron Sivoia QS Motorized Shades


  • Cables: AudioQuest
  • Power Management: Furman
  • Equipment Racks: Middle Atlantic