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9 Equipment Racks Fuel Tech-Heavy Home
This Miami home is loaded with controls and A/V, including Wilson Audio speaker systems in the theater and the gym.
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April 09, 2010 by Arlen Schweiger

We’ve seen some large home technology installations, but this is definitely one of the most comprehensive—and top-notch for A/V considering there’s not one, but two rooms that contain high-end Wilson Audio speaker systems.

It’s not even a mega, mega 20,000-square-foot home, though it does amount to about half of that area when you combine the 8,000-square-foot main house and 2,500-square-foot guest house. But this Miami area home is tech-savvy from top to bottom, with nine Middle Atlantic equipment racks throughout the house loaded with brains and brawn.

“This was one of the most complex jobs we have completed to date,” says Eric Dickson of Miami-based Advanced Home Theater, which designed and installed the extensive systems. “When we take potential clients to this home to show them all the technology and what their possibilities are they are amazed. This is the ultimate showroom for us and we are very proud of our work.”

Who wouldn’t be amazed after taking a tour in here, especially when all the bells and whistles go off. For starters, there’s full Lutron lighting controls, six zones of HVAC control, Jandy controls for the pool, spa and front fountains, security system with pan-and-scan cameras, intelligent multiline phone system, and all of that plus the A/V throughout the house is under the easy operation of a Crestron home automation system.

There are 26 zones of audio and 24 zones of video, including a powerful Kaleidescape media server system that’s routed to all the main rooms, bedrooms and gym. The gym also features those wonderful Wilson Audio speakers to rev things up for a workout.

Where Wilson really rocks the house, though, is with its full surround system, driven by mighty Halcro amplifiers, in the dedicated media room. The video is just as sweet, too, with a Meridian projector beaming onto a motorized Stewart Filmscreen masking screen system.

There are even outdoor rock speakers and three outdoor subwoofers to cover the outside, where the family can also relax in a fully loaded BBQ area. Of course, Crestron touchpanels are everywhere in the home for truly simple command of all the systems, from all of that lighting down to the motorized TV cabinet doors in the master bedroom.

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Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

Installer, equipment list

Systems Design and Installation
Advanced Home Theater
Miami, Fla.
www.ahtflorida.com

Equipment
Entry
1 Crestron TPS3100 6.4” LCD Color Touchscreen
1 Crestron WMKT3100 Wall mount kit
2 Sound Advance SA2B Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
2 Sound Advance PBB6 Back Box

Powder Room
2 Sound Advance SA2B Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
2 Sound Advance PBB6 Back Box

Living
4 Sound Advance SA2B Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
4 Sound Advance PBB6 Back Box

Family Room
1 Fujitsu P65 65” Plasma Monitor
1 Fujitsu Flat wall bracket
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Pioneer Karaoke Player
Karaoke Player - Pioneer
Wireless MIC system
Reuse Proceed Amplifier here
1 Anthem D2 Surround Processor
Reuse Proceed Amplifier here
3 Triad InClg Gold/8 Mini Monitor
2 Triad Silver Surround DiPole Surround Speakers
5 Triad Preconstruction Brackets
1 Triad Platinum Subwoofer
1 Gefen HDMI-CAT5 Ext HDMI to CAT5E extender
1 Crestron TPMC8x Color WiFi Remote Touchscreen
1 Crestron TPMC8x-DS Docking Station
1 Crestron TPMC8X-DS-XTB External Battery
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Bi Directional Room Control
1 Crestron CNRFGWA433 RF Gateway

Bar
1 Crestron TPS12 12” Isys Touchscreen
2 Crestron CNXRMCLv Room Control +CAT5 Video
2 Sony KDL26XBR1 26” LCD TV
2 Omnimount FPCL Wall Bracket

Kitchen/Breakfast
1 Crestron TPS12L In-Wall 12” Isys Touchscreen
1 Crestron WMKT12L Wall mount kit
1 Crestron TPMC8x Color WiFi Remote Touchscreen
1 Crestron TPMC8x-DS Docking Station
1 Crestron TPMC8X-DS-XTB External Battery
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touchscreen
1 Fujitsu P42XHA51UB 42” Plasma Monitor
1 Gefen HDMI-CAT5 Ext HDMI to CAT5E extender
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Sanus VMB2lb Flat wall bracket
1 Crestron CNXRMCLv Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron CNRFGWA433 RF Gateway
4 Paradigm SA15R Flush Mount Speakers
4 Paradigm Preconstruction Bracket

Dining Room
4 Sound Advance SA2B Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
4 Sound Advance PBB6 Back Box

Mud Room
1 Crestron TPS3100 6.4” LCD Color Touchscreen
1 Crestron WMKT3100 Wall mount kit

Study
2 Sharp LC37D90U 37” LCD TV
2 Omnimount FPCL Wall Bracket
2 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
2 Crestron CNXRMCLv Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad
1 Crestron TPS15 15” ISYS Touchpanel
1 Paradigm Seismic 12” Powered Subwoofer
(this is an audio zone existing thru bookshelf speakers)
There is a preamp here

Media Room
1 Stewart 4WSN120HST13WX 4 Way Electrimask
Dual BRIC controllers
1 Meridian SXRD Front Projector
1 Crestron TPS12 12” Isys Touchscreen
1 Sony PS3 Playstation 3
2 Wilson Alexandria X2 Front Speakers
1 Wilson Watch Center Channel
4 Wilson Surrounds
1 Velodyne 1812 Subwoofer
2 Halcro DM62 Mono Block Ampilfiers
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Crestron Pro2 System Processor
1 Crestron ENET2 Ethernet Card
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 DVI-Gear DVI-10M 10M Ultra high resolution cable
1 Kaleidescape Player 5000 DVD/CD Player Reader
1 Meridian 861 Reference Surround Sound
1 Meridian 800 DVD/CD Player

Outside BBQ
2 Sharp LC26D7U 26” LCD
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
2 Omnimount FPCL
2 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron TPS12 12” Isys Touch screen
1 HTM MX850 Remote Control
1 Crestron CNRFGWA433 RF Gateway
4 Paradigm SA30 Flush Mount Speakers
4 Paradigm PB7x11 Preconstruction Brackets

Pool
8 Niles Rock Speakers
2 Boston Acoustic Subwoofer
1 Crestron WPR48 Weatherproof Remote
1 Crestron CNRFGW418 RF Gateway

Terrace in front of his office
2 Niles Rock Speakers

Second Floor
Master Bedroom
1 Fujitsu P55 55” Plasma Monitor
1 Fujitsu Flat wall bracket
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
3 Triad InClg Gold 8 Flush Mount Clg Speakers
2 Triad InWall Silver Surr Surround Speakers
2 Triad InWall Bronze Flush Mount Subwoofer
1 Crestron TPS-12G 12” Color Touch screen
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
1 Crestron TPMC8x Color Wife Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron TPMC8x-DS Docking Station
1 Crestron TPMC8X-DS-XTB External Battery
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad
1 Gefen HDMI-CAT5 Ext HDMI to CAT5E extender
1 Panamax MAX7500 Surge Protector
1 Crestron PRO2 Main system processor
1 Crestron ENET2 2 Port Ethernet Card
1 Crestron BiPad8A Audio Switcher
1 Crestron PVID8x4 Video Switcher
4 Crestron PWS75 75 Watt Power Supply
4 Crestron CNTBLOCK Network Distribution Blocks
1 Crestron IPOD IPOD Interface
1 Crestron CNAMPx16 16 Channel Amplifier
1 Crestron C2N-TXM Cresnet XM Satellite Tuner
1 Crestron C2N-FM FM Tuner
1 Crestron ST-RMK Rack Mount Kit
1 Sony PS3 Playstation 3
1 Kaleidescape Player Movie Player
1 Mid Atlantic AX-S Pull out rack system
1 Anthem D2 Surround Processor
1 Anthem A5 5 Channel Amplifier
1 Dell Gigabit Network Switch
1 Mid Atlantic Rack Wiring

Office
Wired to Master Bedroom Rack
1 Fujitsu P42XHA41UB 42” Plasma Monitor
1 Sanus VMPb2L Wall Bracket
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
2 Paradigm SA15R Flush Mount Speakers
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad

Balcony
Wired to Master Bedroom Rack
2 Paradigm SA25 Flush Mount Speakers
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad

Master Bathroom - His
Wired to Master Bedroom Rack
QTY BRAND MODEL DESCRIPTION
3 Sharp LC20S2US 20” LCD TV/Monitor
3 Omnimount Swing Bracket
1 Crestron TPS12L 12” Color Touch screen
1 Crestron WMKT12 Wall mount kit
1 Crestron WPR48 Waterproof Remote
1 Crestron CNRFGW RF Gateway
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Audio Authority 9850 Video Splitter
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
6 Sonance SA2 Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
6 Sonance BB6 Back box

Master Bathroom - Hers
Wired to Master Bedroom Rack
3 Sharp LC20S2US 20” LCD TV/Monitor
3 Omnimount Swing Bracket
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron TPS-12L 12” Color Touch screen
1 Crestron WMKT12 Wall mount kit
1 Crestron WPR48 Waterproof Remote
1 Crestron CNRFGW RF Gateway
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Audio Authority 9850 Video Splitter
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
6 Sonance SA2 Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
6 Paradigm BB6 Back box

Master Dressing
Wired to Master Bedroom Rack
4 Sonance SA2 Inv. Flush Mount Speakers
4 Paradigm BB6 Back box
2 Crestron TPS-12L 12” Color Touch screen

Family Room
1 Fujitsu P55 55” Plasma Monitor
1 Fujitsu Flat wall bracket
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Kaleidescape K5000 Player/Reader
1 Anthem AVM40 Surround Sound Processor
1 Anthem A5 5 Channel Amplifier
3 Triad InClg Gold 8 Flush Mount Clg Speakers
2 Triad InClg Silver Surr Flush Mount Surround Spkrs
1 Triad InWall Bronze Flush Mount Subwoofer
1 Panamax MAX5410 Surge Protector
1 Crestron Pro2 Local Processor
1 Crestron Enet2 Ethernet Card
1 Crestron TPS-12L 12” Color Touch screen
1 Crestron WMKT12 Wall mount kit
2 Crestron PWS75 75 Watt Power Supply
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad
1 Crestron IPOD IPOD Interface
1 Gefen HDMI-CAT5 Ext HDMI to CAT5E extender
1 Middle Atlantic Equipment Rack
2 Dell Gigabit Network Switch
1 Liberty Rack Interconnect Kit
1 Sony PS3 OWNER SUPPLIED

Playroom
Wired to Family Rack (only TV and k-Player in playroom everything else is in family rack)
1 Fujitsu P55 55” Plasma Monitor
1 Fujitsu Flat wall bracket
1 Integra DTR7.7 Surround Sound Receiver
1 Kaleidescape K5000 Player/Reader
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Crestron IPOD IPOD Interface
1 Crestron Touch screen TBD
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
3 Triad InClg Bronze 8 Flush Mount Clg Speakers
2 Triad InClg Silver Surr Flush Mount Surround Spkrs
1 Triad InWall Bronze Flush Mount Subwoofer
1 Additional Wiring and Labor

Bedrooms
Wired to Main Rack - Integra, CP2E and IPOD are local
2 Crestron IPOD IPOD Interface
2 Integra DTR5.6 Surround Sound Receiver
4 Paradigm SA15R Flush Mount Clg Speakers
2 Crestron TPS3100 InWall Color Touch screen
2 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
2 Crestron CP2E Slave Processor
2 Crestron PWS75 75 Watt Power Supply
1 Additional Wiring and Labor

Guest House Gym
1 Fujitsu P50XHA 50” Plasma Monitor
8 Sharp 20” Widescreen
4 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Kaleidescape K5000 Player/Reader
2 Wilson X1 Floor Speakers
2 Halcro DM62 Mono Block Amplifier
10 Paradigm SA30 Flush Mount Clg Speakers
1 Kramer Crossover
2 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
3 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron TPMC8x Color Wife Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron TPMC8x-DS Docking Station
1 Crestron TPMC8X-DS-XTB External Battery
1 Crestron TPMC17 17” LCD Color Touch screen
1 Crestron WMKT17 Wall mount kit

Changing Area
2 Paradigm SA10R Flush Mount Speakers
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad
1 Crestron TPS3100 6.4” LCD Color Touch screen
1 Crestron WMKT3100 Wall mount kit

Shower
6 Paradigm SA10R Flush Mount Speakers
1 Crestron TPS12L 12” LCD Color Touch screen
1 Crestron BB12 Wall mount kit

Living Room
1 Sony KDL46XBR3 46” LCD TV
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
1 Integra DTR7.7 Surround Sound Receiver
1 Integra DPS6.5 Single Disc DVD Player
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW433 RF Gateway
1 Crestron TPS3100 6.4” LCD Color Touch screen
1 Crestron WMKT3100 Wall mount kit
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad

Guest Bedroom
1 Sony KDL40XBR3 40” LCD TV
1 DirecTv HR20 HD DVR Satellite Receiver
2 Triad In Ceiling Gold
1 Crestron TPMC4x Color Remote Touch screen
1 Crestron CNRFGW418 RF Gateway
1 Crestron CNXRMCLV Room Control +CAT5 Video
1 Crestron C2NDB12W 12 Button Keypad

Sun Deck
2 Sonance Mariner 300 Surface Mount Speakers

Front Terrace
2 Paradigm SA25 Flush Mount Speakers

Whirlpool
1 Crestron WPR48 Waterproof Remote Control
2 Sonance Mariner 300 Surface Mount Speakers

Central Equipment Rack - Guest House
1 Panamax MAX1500UPS Battery Back Up
2 Panamax MAX7500 Surge Protector
1 Crestron PRO2 Main system processor
1 Crestron ENET2 2 Port Ethernet Card
2 Crestron BiPad8A Audio Switcher
1 Crestron PVID8x4 Video Switcher
2 Crestron PWS300 Power Supply
2 Crestron CNTBLOCK Network Distribution Blocks
2 Crestron CNAMPx 16 Channel Power Amp
1 Crestron C2N-TXM Cresnet XM Satellite Tuner
1 Crestron C2N-FM FM Tuner
1 Crestron IPOD IPOD Interface
1 Kaleidescape Movie Player
2 Middle Atl ERK4020 Metal rack enclosure complete with custom faceplates
1 Straight wire Rack/System Interconnect
1 Netgear 24 “Gigabit Port Managed Switch

Central Equipment Rack
2 Panamax MAX1500UPS Battery Back Up
4 Panamax MAX7500 Surge Protector
2 Crestron PRO2 Main system processor
2 Crestron ENET2 2 Port Ethernet Card
3 Crestron BiPad8A Audio Switcher
3 Crestron PVID8x4 Video Switcher
2 Crestron IVDS24 Composite Video Switcher
4 Crestron PWS300 Power Supply
1 Crestron CNX-HUB HUB
4 Crestron CNAMPx 16 Channel Power Amp
2 Crestron C2N-TXM Cresnet XM Satellite Tuner
2 Crestron C2N-FM FM Tuner
2 Crestron ST-RMK Rack Mount Kits
8 Crestron CNTBLOCK Network Distribution Blocks
2 Crestron IPODI IPOD Interface
2 ADA XM Satellite Ant.
1 Kaleidescape DVD Movie Server
1 Kaleidescape DVD Movie Server
1 Kaleidescape Movie Player
1 Kaleidescape Lifetime Software
1 Kaleidescape Unlimited Playback
1 Directv HR20 HiDef Satellite Receiver/DVR
4 Middle Atl ERK4020 Metal rack enclosure complete with custom faceplates
1 Straightwire Rack/System Interconnect

HVAC
6 Crestron TSTAT Thermostat
6 Crestron CHV-RTS Remote Temp. Sensor
1 Crestron CHVRSS Outdoor Temp. Sensor

Misc Install Items/Subsystem integration
2 Terk FMPRO FM Antenna
4 Channel Vision HD8x5 HiDef Multiswitch
2 Sony SAT24MD1 Five LNB dish
9 Channel Vision 50” Low Voltage Enclosure
2 Jandy RS232 Pool/Spa Interface


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