Baseball Player’s Home A/V Amusement Park
Audio and video all around the batting cage, billiards area, poker room and theater run smoothly with a Crestron control system.
Photos: Geoffery Moskowitz
July 18, 2014 by Lisa Montgomery

Even so, the design of the fun room is open enough to allow people to engage with others no matter where they happen to be hanging out. This was particularly important for the home theater. A curtain separates the high-performance entertainment space from the rest of the fun room, but when the drapes are open, a 119-inch Da-Lite Cinema Contour screen can be clearly seen from the bar. If the owners want, they can distribute the movie video and audio to any and all TVs and speakers by simply touching a few commands in the Advanced tile on a nearby Crestron touchpanel or an iPad.

Audio and video aren’t the only systems that received their own user tile. So did lighting, climate and security. A handy feature when they’re having fun downstairs, the owners can instantly check up on what’s happening upstairs by simply choosing the correct zone and glancing at the appropriate tile. They might see, for instance, that the kids left on the bedroom lights and that the thermostats settings in the guest bedrooms need to be adjusted for friends visiting from out of town. In seconds, the owners can turn off the lights and prepare the bedrooms for their overnight guests—while never leaving the fun of a poker game, cocktails at the bar or a blockbuster movie.

Batter Up!
The owner of this award-winning fun space happens to be a professional baseball player, so it made sense that a batting cage would occupy a portion of his lower-level rec room. It has all the typical accoutrements—bats, gloves, helmets, pitching machine—plus some extras like a 46-inch Samsung flat-panel TV and four Sonance architectural speakers, both tucked safely into the ceiling. The display is attached to a Chief wall mount, which allows the TV to be swiveled and tilted in different directions. No matter where a batter is standing, the screen can be shifted for optimal viewing. These types of mounts are ideal for environments like rec rooms where people viewing can take place from various spots, like a bar and billiards table. Manually adjusting these types of mounts takes a light push of a hand, or you can invest in a motorized model that can be positioned via a handheld remote control.

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Lisa Montgomery - Contributing Writer
Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.

Systems and Equipment

Control: Crestron
Flat-panel Displays: Samsung, Sony
Projection Screen: Da-Lite
Projector: Runco
Loudspeakers: Sonance
A/V Sources: Autonomic, Kaleidescape, Apple, Sony
A/V Receiver: Integra
Mounts: Chief, OmniMount
Rack: OmniMount
Lighting: Lutron

Full Equipment List

(Arlington)
TVBU507 “Plastic”/qty.12

(Chief)
PAC522/qty.1

(Liberty Cable)
24-4P-L5-EN-BLK/qty.10

*TRIM*

(AMX)
NXA-WAP1000/qty.4

(Crestron)
C2N-DB12/qty.2
DM-CONN-20/qty.4

(Liberty Cable)
CM-RG59U-RCA/qty.6
CM-RGBS25-RCA/qty.20
EZ-RJ45/qty.12

(Panelcrafters)
GAMING PLATE/qty.1

(Sonance)
CM-IW2000/qty.1

*FINISH*

(Active Thermal Management)
COOL-STACK 1 “Exhaust”/qty.6

(AMX)
NXA-WAPZD1000/qty.1

(Apple)
TV-2ND GEN/qty.1

(Atlona)
AT-AD2/qty.3

(Autonomic Controls)
MIRAGE MEDIA SERVER MMS-2/qty.1

(Chief)
MTTU/qty.2

(Cisco)
WRVS-4400N/qty.1

(Crestron)
MOBILE PRO-G/qty.4
ABAR-1/qty.2
C2COM-3/qty.2
C2ENET-1/qty.1
C2IR-8/qty.1
C2N-RMAK/qty.2
C2N-SPWS300/qty.2
CEN-HPRFGW/qty.2
CEN-IDOCV-DSW-PWET/qty.2
CEN-TRACK-AMFMXM/qty.1
CNANT/qty.1
CNRFGWA/qty.1
CNRFGWA/qty.1
CNRFGWA-418/qty.5
CNTBLOCK/qty.3
DGE-1/qty.1
DM-CBL-NP-SP500/qty.1
DMC-HD-DSP/qty.17
DMCO-50/qty.1
DMCO-55/qty.7
DMC-VID4/qty.3
DM-MD32X32/qty.1
DM-RMC-100-C/qty.20
ML-600/qty.15
PRO2/qty.1
SWAMP-24X8/qty.1
SWAMPE-8/qty.4
TPS-6LA-T/qty.8
TPS-6X/qty.1
TPS-6X-FP “ENGRAVED”/qty.1
V15-WALL-B/qty.1

(Generic)
HAWKING 300N WIRELESS ACCESS POINT/qty.2
JANDY RS232 ADAPTER/qty.1
AT&T MICRO CELL ANTENNA/qty.2
24 PORT NET SWITCH/qty.2
SENNHEISER WIRELESS HEADPHONES/qty.2

(IC Realtime)
DVR FLEX-16E/qty.1
EL-3000/qty.1
PWR-16DC-24A/qty.1

(Kaleidescape)
KSERVER-5000-0300/qty.1
KSHELF-300/qty.2
KVAULT-M700-A/qty.1
M300 PLAYER/qty.4

(Liberty Cable)
24-4P-L5-EN-BLK/qty.50
31-SNS6QS/qty.6
E-HDSM-M-1.5/qty.20
E-HDSM-M-2/qty.13
E-HDSM-M-3/qty.6
QUADFLEX/qty.300
SV-25-CM/qty.100
ZTOS4/qty.3

(Lutron)
HR-REP-120/qty.3
HRT-10S2RL-SW/qty.2
MATERIALS ALLOWANCE -Budget estimate for Lutron parts required to complete system installation > 12dimmers, 12 cover plates, 86 keypad engravings.

(Microsoft)
XBOX 360 250GB CONSOLE/qty.2
XBOX 360 WIRELESS CONTROLLER/qty.8

(Middle Atlantic)
BL1/qty.7
BL2/qty.3
BL3/qty.2
CBS-MRK-26/qty.3
GANG-10/qty.
HP/qty.3
LBP-1A/qty.3
MRK-4426/qty.3
MW-4QFT-FC/qty.3
PD-1415C-NS/qty.3
RSH-4A*/qty.18
SPN-44-267/qty.1
VTP-1/qty.7
VTP-2/qty.3

(Nintendo)
Wii/qty.1

(Omnimount)
75/100 FD UL/qty.1

(Owner Furnished Equipment)
DISPLAY MOUNT/qty.1
SERVICE PROVIDER BOX/qty.8
TV-LED-*/qty.14

(Pak Edge)
SW24-GB/qty.1

(Panamax)
GRM2204/qty.4
M5300-PM/qty.4

(Peerless)
SUA750PU/qty.1

(Power A)
CPFA091002/qty.1

(RTI)
U2/qty.2

(Samsung)
UN22D5000/qty.1
UN65D8000/qty.1

(Sonance)
RK63-*/qty.6

(Sony)
BDP-S580/qty.1
PLAYSTATION PS3/qty.1
PS3 WIRLESS CONTROLLER/qty.4

(Service Tech AV)
LABOR-iPAD PROGRAMMING/qty.2
LABOR-RETRO FIT/qty.1

(Service Tech AV Hardware)
DISPLAY MOUNT KIT-LG. ARTICULATING/qty.2
DISPLAY MOUNT KIT-MEDIUM STATIC/qty.2
INTERCONNECT CAT-5 NETWORK/qty.5
INTERCONNECT COMPOSITE VIDEO(RCA)/qty.1
INTERCONNECT DIG AUDIO/qty.3
INTERCONNECT HDMI/qty.14
INTERCONNECT LR AUDIO/qty.6
INTERCONNECT RG-6 RF/qty.3

(Wilson Electronics)
AG PRO 75 AMPLIFIER 801280/qty.1
INDOOR PANEL ANTENNA 301155/qty.6
LIGHTNING SURGE SUPPRESSOR 859988/qty.1
OHM CONVERTER 859955/qty.2
SIGNAL SPLITTER 859959/qty.3
SIGNAL TAP 859976/qty.2
WILSON 400 2’ 952302/qty.2
YAGI ANTENNA 304475/qty.1

(Xantech)
VL283D/qty.20


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