A Petite Picture Palace

This compact cinema was installed in the basement for film lover Les Dennis.

Given the close viewing distance, the type of perforated screens available at the time would have compromised picture and sound quality. A non-perforated motorised Stewart screen was specified which helped ensure great picture quality however this meant the centre speaker had to be placed some three foot below its ideal location.

As MK speakers are typically placed behind the mixing desk with the recording engineer moving across the length of the desk, their off axis response must be exceptional. MK speakers phase focused crossover design avoids the narrow sweet spot that hifi speakers produce. As a result the speakers can be placed well below or above the screen and still provide accurate response.