Our Home Cinema & Home Audio Articles

Our latest home cinema and home audio articles can be found here. Click on an article for full details and pictures.

Home Cinema Installation

Once your room has been chosen and the correct layout of the system has been agreed, your system will need wiring and future proofing against any later additions. Expensive cables are not required, however their choice and placement is absolutely critical. Gecko can wire your cinema for you or liaise with your electricians to provide… Read more »

Home Cinema Design

The initial design and layout of a home cinema is the key to getting the most from your music and film. Our expertise in preparing spaces for optimal sound and vision is one of the main reasons our systems outperform any similarly priced alternatives. As the room is such a critical factor in any home… Read more »

Creating A Monster?

For years enthusiasts have tried to build the best audio systems by combining the best mix of amplifiers, speakers and source components. This approach can create great sound; however results are unpredictable with expensive systems often producing lack lustre results. This is especially true with larger, more expensive speaker systems as room acoustics plays havoc… Read more »

Italian Job 4k Sony projector

Home Cinema Projectors – The Sony 4k Difference

In 2013 Sony released the first 4k projector for the home. For the first time both the picture and sound quality of our home cinemas comfortably outperformed that of any commercial cinema. Gecko’s listening rooms are the only place in the UK where you can see the full range of Sony 4k projectors at their… Read more »

Midway through the build July 2008

Building The Perfect Cinema

My Quest for the Perfect Music & Home Cinema Experience After 25 years of designing home cinemas for other people, in 2007 I was finally able to start building my own perfect listening rooms. Music has been my hobby since I was a teenager and my business for almost 30 years and so the construction… Read more »

Acoustic Room Treatment

The weakest link in any well designed music or home cinema system has always been the acoustics of the listening room. Well over half of what you hear is created by the reflected sound from the walls and surfaces in the room, which is why simply using the best equipment will not deliver the best… Read more »