The system continues to evolve as the Pates discover different needs. Fortunately, the structured-wiring bundle we installed enables us to accommodate just about anything they might want. We've already swapped out several of the original 4-inch Via touchpanels and replaced them with larger 6.5-inch versions. A likely next move will be to upgrade the Escient music and movie system with Kaleidescape's server-based system. "I was really impressed with the Kaleidescape," says Phil. "The whole presentation and speed are top-notch."
At the end of a large job, nothing is more satisfying for the installation firm than having a homeowner who not only loves the system but also still likes working with the company. "I didn't want to have any service issues, so I selected a custom-installation company that had a good reputation for service," says Phil. "Ultimately, they made the job and my whole life a lot easier."
And that's what working with a custom installer is all about.
Custom Theater and Audio
Partial Equipment List
Runco VX-2ix three-chip DLP front projector
Screen Research 126-inch 16:9 screen
(3) B&W Signature 8NT speakers (front LCR)
(4) B&W Signature 7NT speakers (side and back surround channels)
Definitive Technology SuperCube Trinity Signature subwoofer
Denon AVR-5805 MkII A/V receiver
Denon DVD-2930 universal DVD player
Elan Via2 8.5-inch wireless touchpanel controller
Monster Power HTS 5100 PowerCenter
Monster Power HT UPS 1000 uninterruptible power supply
Lutron Grafik Eye four-zone remote-control lighting controller
Middle Atlantic rack mount system
Song From My Soundtrack calls on audio professionals from the consumer electronics industry, the music industry, and from S&V's own staff to talk about one tune that made a big difference in their lives.