This modern new home in Boulder features multiple zones of sonos audio, video distribution, lighting and shading control and surveillance system. All of these systems are available via the ProControl app on the iPad which is held securely and charged by the Launchport magnetic on-wall docking station. The hand held remote is a second interface for simple tactile control of the video and other systems in the living room.
All of the equipment is housed in a neat, organized central rack in the laundry room. The rack can be pulled out and rotated for service or tucked back into the cabinet during normal operation. The high performance network and wifi system can be monitored and upgraded remotely via the cloud.
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 master bedroom features two TV's: one for the sitting area, and one that drops out of the ceiling with a motorized lift.
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.
We helped eTown Hall install miles worth of Cat6a, fiber optic, digital coax, and balanced audio wiring to facilitate recording and broadcast of live events held at the venue.
We installed complex bundles of wiring through multiple conduit runs linking the stage, hall, front of house, ticket booth, video production and recording studio.
We were called in to provide a simple, cost effective solution to this homeowners failing Control4 system. We removed the control processor, multiple room boxes, audio matrix, outdated component video matrix, and tons of obsolete wiring. We replaced it with SONOS connect music players, A ProControl universal remote for the media room, and localized DirecTV boxes for the other 3 TVs in the home. The homeowners are overjoyed with the simplicity, cleanliness, and superior function of the new system.
This is what the system looked like before we arrived and is unfortunately what "the other guys" left them with.
The family room features a Sony 65" 4K Ultra HDTV with 5.1ch surround, Lutron motorized roller shades and lighting control. All the equipment is stored out of sight and controlled easily by an RTI T2X universal remote and iOS devices.
In collaboration with Mosaic Architects and Morningstar Homes in Boulder we updated the home with SONOS whole home audio, structured wiring, multiple wall mounted flat screens, Lutron lighting control, and more. Every system in the home is brand new and optimized for quality, design, and function.
This basement was damaged during the flood and provided the opportunity to update the game room to feature a new 70" Sony HDTV, 7.1CH surround sound system, and Lutron RadioRa2 lighting control system. The audio system features Totem Kin in-wall, in-ceiling, and Totem Tribe in-wall dual 8" subwoofer, Onkyo Receiver, Apple TV, Sonos Connect, Sony Blu-ray and is all controlled effortlessly via an RTI T2X touchscreen remote. All the gear is housed out of sight in a neatly organized rack in the closet. The lighting control system features several dimmers throughout the home and Lutron's new Triathlon battery powered shades that integrate seamlessly within the RadioRa2 ecosystem and can be retrofit easily into any home.
The basement lounge features a new Samsung UN65F9000 4K ultra HD smart TV. The audio is a 5.1CH setup featuring Totem Arros and Dreamcatcher center up front and Lynx dipole/bipole surrounds. At the heart if the system is an Onkyo TX-NR929 9.2CH surround receiver, Comcast HD DVR, Panasonic Blu-ray, XBOX 360 and XBOX ONE. Everything is easily controlled via the RTI T2X 2-way RF touchscreen remote.
The gym utilizes the powered zone 2 speaker output from the Onkyo reciever and zone 2 HDMI video output to share the sources from the lounge yet operate independently. An RTI SurfiR RF remote operates all the gear back in the closet.
The master bedroom and living room feature Samsung UN46F8000 smart HDTV's streaming wireless HD video with a Peerless HDS200 wireless HD media system. The cable box and wireless transmitter are hidden away out of site and the wireless receiver lives in a box recessed behind the ultra slim flat panel TV.
The master bath shares the cable box with the master bed through an additional Peerless wireless HD receiver. Each system can stream up to four wireless receivers all running at 720p simultaneously.
This home in Boulder was wired 7 years ago during a remodel and never trimmed out. We provided RJ45 punch down and patch panels, cable splitters, and a commercial grade 24 port gigabit switch to enable hard-wired Ethernet to all rooms in the house. All structured wiring is labeled and neatly organized to easily identify and connect relevant locations.
This is the state we found the wiring in and shows how the last 5% of a build often gets neglected. Don't let this happen to you, choose the pros at The Boulder Home Theater Company.
We cleaned up years worth of redundant and obsolete equipment and wiring in this boulder home freeing the homeowner from slow and unreliable Internet service. All wiring was organized and a new equipment rack was installed to house the new router/gateway, power conditioner, and 24-port network switch. We removed the over abundance of old modem, routers, and access points. The result was that they went from 3Mbps to 50Mbps download, finally realizing the speed that they have been paying for all this time.
The mess that was the system before we tackled the job.
Jay Johnson is a Boulder native and owner of The Boulder Home Theater Company.