The master bedroom features two TV's: one for the sitting area, and one that drops out of the ceiling with a motorized lift.
This home features Lutron lighting control, HAI security and HVAC, distributed audio and video and centralized equipment. We cleaned up miles of wiring, reorganized and reprogrammed the entire system after several years of other companies failed attempts to get the system working. We created 3 iPad interfaces with custom programming that run the entire home via the RTI control system. The iPads have Launchport magnetic wall mounts with inductive charging and there's one on each floor.
The home has 14 TVs and a projection theater that can access any of the satellite receivers, blu-ray player, security cameras, and audio sources located in the basement equipment racks. The intuitive RTI control system provides feedback to the user letting them know which sources are in use elsewhere in the home and which sources are available.
We recently completed this av installation in a new build for Morningstar Homes. The home features Lutron RadioRa2 lighting control, SONOS whole-home audio with Totem Acoustic in-ceiling speakers, and structured wiring for high-speed network and cable systems with upgraded wifi access points.
The family room has a 60" Samsung 4K UHDTV and SONOS 5.1 channel surround system utilizing their PLAYBAR, SUB, and a CONNECT:AMP connected to a pair of Totem Acoustic in-ceiling speakers. Control of the av systems and lighting control is accomplished via an RTI T2X universal controller and iOS apps.
All of the equipment is hidden out of site in a rack that can pull out and rotate for ease of access and service. Sources include Xfinity X3 DVR client, Blu-ray Disc, and Apple TV. SONOS media players were an ideal choice for this home because they use digital amplifiers which run cooler, use less energy, and are more efficient than traditional analog amplifiers.
This condo has a lot of equipment and wiring that we relocated and completely reorganized. The living room features 7.1ch surround with 1080p projector and electric drop down screen. The master bedroom features 5.1ch surround with invisible speakers and subs by Stealth Acoustics and 720p projection on the bare wall. There is a distributed video system that shares a Comcast HD DVR, TiVo Premiere, Apple TV, and XBOX 360 to the two rooms. Additionally there is distributed audio in the kitchen and master bath and a Lutron lighting control system. Everything is controlled via RTI iPad and iPhone apps.
New cabinets and Middle Atlantic sliding racks to house all the equipment in its new location. All the wiring was retrofit and moved to a different wall in this 5th floor condo.
The wiring before the move and reorganization.
Master bedroom getting wired and furred out for the invisible speakers.
Master bedroom after the invisible speakers are finished out. The projector displays on the bare wall that has the front speakers and subs built right in yielding optimal sound and picture.
Jay Johnson is a Boulder native and owner of The Boulder Home Theater Company.