The clients were building an addition on the rear of the home. This addition we to be a large Family room someplace the family can gather and enjoy time together. Their request was to build a media room that would not distract from the beauty of the room they were building yet had to sound great and of course easy to use.
The solution was to first address the concerns of great sound verses placement. We installed 2 Boston Acoustics subs between the front floor joists, and then located the 5 in wall speakers above where the TV was going to be placed. We chose Pioneer 60” plasma for the video presentation. Since they are very bright it would work well even with the lights on or during a bright summer day. The Pioneer plasma also accepts HDTV from the Verizon FIOS cable receiver. To address the sound we installed a Dennon receiver with a second zone on the deck and kitchen. The whole system is -controlled by a Control 4 home theater controller as well as controlling the lighting, thus providing ease of use to the customer.
Our objective was to satisfy the customers’ concerns while providing a well designed and integrated audio/video system that is easy to use and basically bulletproof. Based on our customer’s feedback, we have definitely achieved that.