Case study / Buddha Lounge


This fully loaded high-performance cinema takes much of its layout inspiration from Pulse Cinemas' own large cinema at company HQ, but with a very distinctive eastern style, accented in the design and cinema seating. Combining Pulse Cinemas' resources with the skill of our install partners across the UK, allows the owner of this cinema to reach true enlightenment.


A cinema this sleek in its physical presentation obviously needs performance to match, and it achieves the very best results available by combining StormAudio processing and power with Paradigm loudspeakers to deliver an awesome and enveloping full Dolby Atmos surround sound experience. 

From the front row to the back, the whole cinema gets the benefit of this 21st century technology, which matches how sound works out in the real world, to take immersive cinema to a level never possible before. 

Naturally a cinema this high in performance needs clean power and protection from spikes to work at its absolute optimum. IsoTek power conditioning products clean the power and provide protection, long before the electricity ever reaches the cinemas’ components.

A dedicated space like this deserves the very best in screens and in this room a top-of-the-range Screen Research XLR3 acoustically transparent screen with lateral masking was specified to deliver world class imaging and automatic formatting to match whatever type of content is being watched. 

From sport in 16:9 format to super widescreen for movies, the screen does it all at the touch of a button via the RTI control panel. A screen like this needs a great partner and, in this instance, a marriage made in heaven is delivered with the inclusion of a Digital Projection Hermes 3 chip DLP 4K projector. Clear, lifelike images are assured with this high-performance projector, which brings all the joy of the very latest vibrant and colourful imaging capabilities. 

The very latest blockbusters are delivered with the world's leading content delivering system courtesy of a Kaleidescape Strato C 4K Player partnering a Kaleidescape Terra server (40TB). With these two world-class products in place, the user has access to all the content, whenever they want as well as download fresh, ultra-high definition movies, documentaries and more on-going.

With its distinctive look using areas of darkness and light, the Lutron QS system works overtime to make sure this stylish experience remains constant when the cinema is fired up and when it is at rest. 

The RTI system pulls together all the elements of the room, into a seamless flow, giving total control of the entire space and all Pulse ingredients within.

A Pulse-Eight video distribution system forms the signal back-bone of the room, and IsoTek products provide clean and surge free power to all of the equipment. 

The room also benefits from a collection of Vicoustic wall panels to concentrate and control the audio, so that the cinema can be enjoyed to the full.

Pulse Cinemas Suggested Equipment List

High Quality Immersive Audio

  • Storm Audio - ISP 3D.16 Elite
  • Storm Audio - PA 16 Elite
  • James Loudspeaker - 808BE (x3)
  • James Loudspeaker - 806BE (x6)
  • James Loudspeaker - QX620R (x4)
  • James Loudspeaker - M213
  • James Loudspeaker - M152 (x3)
  • James Loudspeaker - M1000 (x4)
  • IsoTek - Power conditioning 

World Class Projection & Screen Combination

  • Screen Research - XLR3 acoustically transparent screen with lateral masking
  • Digital Projection - Hermes 3 chip DLP 4K projector

Perfect mix of high performance and high luxury environment

  • Kaleidescape Strato C 4K Player
  • Kaleidescape Terra server 40TB
  • Lutron QS System
  • RTI Control System KX3 3.5 inch panel with T2x Remote Control
  • Pulse Eight Video distribution system
  • Vicoustic Acoustic treatment package
Our supportive cinema installers now have the world’s most impressive selection of AV brands available to them
Mike Beatty, Managing Director, Pulse Cinemas