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Can you find the speakers and screen in this stealthy family room?
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May 01, 2006 by EH Staff

This family room in a house previously owned by comedienne Carol Burnett is much more than a comfy, sunny room with a nice home entertainment system.

The room originally was designed to view a TV in an old-fashioned cabinet that the equipment rack currently occupies. The owner wanted a projection system and the screen to run parallel with the fireplace. To make the speakers unobtrusive, audio/video contractor Sound Decision came up with the idea of three housings containing the Phase Tech speakers. These speakers use a D’Appolito design (woofer-tweeter-woofer) allowing for horizontal or vertical placement. The exact angle of the boxes was laser-aligned, creating a smooth alignment with the listener’s seating position. A service-friendly housing was also constructed for the Stewart screen.

The projector housing was also designed by Sound Decision. It features a Display Devices stealth lift, originally designed for in-ceiling applications. The lift sits in the beams, with the projector fitting flush to the beams. Sound Decision designed the overall wood exterior that blends in with the beams. The cabinet maker then fabricated all these to the designer’s specs.

Control of the motorized screen, projector and audio/video systems is via a Crestron TPMC-10. All graphics were custom-created in Photoshop by Scott Rousso, who designed a unique touchscreen experience. Careful thought in the design made use of the Crestron control much simpler.

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  • Marantz VP12S4
  • Display Devices IBL Series Lift
  • Crestron TPMC10
  • Crestron TPMC10 DS (docking station)
  • Phase Technology CI 110
  • Phase Technology CI 60v
  • Stewart Filmscreen Film screen Model Luxus electric roller screen
  • Integra DTR-7.4 Receiver/Processor
  • Integra DPC 8.5 DVD Carousel
  • Integra CDC 3.4
  • Furman PM8 Line conditioner
  • Phase Technology P200 in-wall subwoofers and backboxes plus amplifiers
  • Crestron MC2E processor
  • Crestron C2Txm tuner
  • Middle Atlantic SRSR racking systems
  • Elan Z Fan
  • AudioControl BLX 10 and BLR 10

Interior Design
Francine Light

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