A larger than life appeal is an essential ingredient of movies. Theatres too embrace the latest technology to ensure that this element of largesse is communicated effectively; but what if you wanted to create a similar ambience (or even better) at your home? Where could you possibly go?
In the lanes of Laxmi Industrial Estate in Andheri exists a maverick who is certified to turn this dream into a reality. As I wait in his office I can’t help but notice the neatly placed set up of speakers, sub-woofers and variety of remotes to control them. On a starting note that begins with “Sorry, I’m late,” the conversation steers to the nitty-gritty of audio and video components and the finest companies that can create a magical ambience.
I am in conversation with Mehol K Vora, an audio video consultant and system integrator, who has more than a decade’s experience in the audio video and entertainment industry. Mehol is also a member of CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) and a THX certified practitioner. Possibly one of the first of his kind in the city, Mehol has been commissioned to work on creating numerous bespoke home theatre and audio experiences for some of the country’s leading interior designers and architects, including the like of ZZ Architects and Red Architects.
With ZZ Architects he recently designed the Audio Video space for Hemant Mota whereas with Red Architects he was instrumental in revving up the home for Mrs. Apoorva Shroff. In both these projects he impinged his skillful demeanour to an everlasting effect. With Mehol’s deep understanding of AV technology (and the multitude of brands in operation) coupled with his network of distributors guarantees that you get the best solution (as well as a killer deal).
From a single BHK to a sprawling mansion, Mehol has a defined approach to spaces complimenting them with a customised audio visual ambience. He has also recently started designing specialised audio-video furniture; this combined with the designs specs recommended by CEDIA ensure that the outcome will leave your senses in a state of euphoria.
With a professional like him you can expect your TV to pop out of your bed or ceiling or also do a 360 degree pirouette. Just like the earth revolves and rotates, your TV can too!
Designing AV spaces is a creative and innovative exercise; for a 1BHK he recently designed a moving panel which accommodated the TV besides acting as a partition between the hall and the bedroom. On a similar scale he designed another moving panel which accommodated the TV and acted as the door of a wardrobe.
When it comes to Home Theatre Systems (HTS) the client as a rule is updated on the brands that can up the ante. For those who love customisation, Legacy Audio tops the list, then there are names like Request Whole House Media and Audio Servers, Torus Audio and Definitive Audio. All these are international brands and Mehol has used them to good effect in a number of homes owned by the who’s who of society.
Apart from the technical details of Home Theatre Systems, there are aspects of novelty like seating, the wall finish, lighting, precise air-conditioning and a host of other details which have to be worked on so that the end result is sublime.
As an AV consultant Mehol not only helps you make the right choice but also ensures the overall ambience is in sync with the AV components put to use. So you may be an individual with a cosy apartment or own something like the Hiram Lodge (the richest man in Riverdale who owns sprawling acres and a stately home), Mehol has a perfect solution for your theatre at home.
Text By Vikas Bhadra
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