The brief was to supply a system that would have minimal products on show. We worked closely with our clients interior designer to ensure our automated system did not disrupt the final finish from the interior design. We have specified a combination of Amina in wall plaster in speakers in the Living Room and conservatory and ceiling speakers in Kitchen and Dining Room.
To cover these zones we have specified two roaming Crestron remote controls from the Prodigy range of equipment to manage the system. The main living room consists of a Panasonic 46” Plasma which has been recessed into the new fireplace and audio is provided by a Rotel RSX-1550 located in an AV rack in the garage. The receiver powers five Amina AIW5 speakers to create a 5.1 environment with the bass being managed by a Velodyne MicroVee in high gloss white to fit in with the décor.
High definition switching is managed by a 4×4 Vision HD matrix to allow for additional rooms to be added in the future should they be required. We have incorporated two Sky HD boxes, Blu-ray player and Crestron iDoc as sources that can be distributed in this room and other rooms around the property.
In the dining room we have specified a pair of B&W in ceiling speakers which are powered by the Crestron Prodigy multi-room amplifier. We have also included two zones of lighting control from the Lutron Grafik eye which can be controlled either by the on wall keypad or the Crestron PTX3. The Kitchen also has been specified as an audio only room using B&W in ceiling speakers which are again powered by the Crestron multi-room amplifier. The Crestron has been programmed so that all the track data and selection from the iPod can be managed on the screen of the remote control anywhere in the house.The conservatory incorporates a Panasonic 26” LCD screen and Amina AIW5 speakers powered by the Crestron multi-room amplifier. The screen has been positioned to the customers requirement and has access to all sources from the main living room including a choice of the two Sky HD boxes, Blu Ray & iPod dock.
The system incorporates six circuits of lighting through the Hallway, Living Room and Dining Room. We specified a Lutron Six Zone Grafik eye linked to six four button keypads throughout the property. The Living Room includes three zones, dining room two and hall way single zone.The system has been programmed to allow an iPod oriPad to control the system in the future should the customer require it.