Car Barn Not the Only Place This Home Rocks
We've shown you this home's incredibly powerful car barn audio system, but the outdoors area, poolhouse, dedicated home theater and master bedroom have tech tricks, too.
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April 23, 2010 by Arlen Schweiger

Remember the 6,000-plus-watt car barn audio system that roars way louder than any 70s muscle car? As much as we loved hanging out in there, we thought it was time to show you some of the rest of Todd Whitworth’s house. After all, the barn isn’t the only area that rocks.

Custom electronics pro I.C.E. Systems of Winston-Salem, N.C., outfitted the entire home with audio, video and home controls, as there was plenty to go around. Company vice president Gene Wilkins details some of the areas that the robust system extends to, typically with simple control from an AMX touchpanel.

—In the master bedroom, there’s a TV lift with a 46-inch LCD, four in-ceiling speakers, separate DVD, satellite, audio client and receiver, and 5.2-inch touchpanel.

—A keeping area has a 46-inch DLP TV with a pair of bookshelf speakers, subwoofer and a separate DVD, satellite, audio client, receiver, and a 5.2-inch touchpanel.

—A bar with two 46-inch LCDs, a pair of in-wall speakers and two subs, and an 8.4-inch touchpanel.

—A pool area with a 46-inch outdoor TV and speakers, eight satellite speakers, two teak wood subwoofer planters and four 3-way teak wood planters. Then there’s the outdoor full kitchen and bar with six satellite speakers and another outdoor 46-inch LCD.

—Inside the poolhouse there’s a 52-inch LCD and some in-wall speakers, along with the rack for the outdoor kitchen gear and an 8.4-inch touchpanel.

—Dedicated theater room with seating for 10, 7.1-channel surround sound, DVD, satellite, audio server and processor, video processor and Runco projector.

—Of course, in case you forgot the car barn details, it features a two-channel pro audio setup with more than 6,000 watts pumping through, plus a 65-inch LCD for big-screen concert DVD experiences.

“The whole house is integrated with AMX for control of audio and video, lights, cameras covering the whole property, ability to check weather on any touchpanel, intercom between touchpanels, control of jacuzzi and pool functions,” says Wilkins. Whew!

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
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
I.C.E. Systems
Winston-Salem, N.C.
www.ice-systemsinc.com

Interior Designer
jh DesignWorks

Builder
Dan Huffman Construction

Equipment
6 APC H15
2 APC J15
1 APC BR1500
1 AMX NI-3100
2 AMX NI-3101 SIG
3 AMX NI-900
3 AMX MVP-8400I
3 AMX MVP-5200I
1 AMX AXR-RF
2 RTI U2
1PR ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY 8200e LR
1PR ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY 8200e C
2PR ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY 8200e SR
1 LUTRON GRXMR3AWH
1 LUTRON GRXIRI
1 LUTRON RARS232
1 LUTRON RAREPWH
9 LUTRON RADIO RA DIMMERS
2 LUTRON RADIO RA SWITCHES
1 LUTRON NGRXPBWH
1 PARASOUND 7100
1 PARASOUND 5250
1 PARASOUND 2250
7 DIRECTV H21
3 DIRECTV HR21
1 DEDICATED MICROS DS2
1 ANTEX XM100
4 KEYDIGITAL KDVPHD2
14 JAMES LOUDSPEAKER 31-ODS
2 JAMES LOUDSPEAKER 101T
4 JAMES LOUDSPEAKER 103T
1 JAMES LOUDSPEAKER 1200PP
1 JAMES LOUDSPEAKER MODEL 6
1 QSC RMX-1450
1 QSC DSP-30
3 FURMAN AR-20 SERIES2
2 JBL PRO AM4215/95
4 JBL PRO AC2212/95
1 CROWN XLS5000D
1 CROWN XLS802D
2 CROWN XLS602D
1 DBX DRIVERACK 260
1 CARY AUDIO CPA-1
1 ESCIENT MX-311
5 ESCIENT FP-1
1 RUNCO CL-810
1 SONY BDP-S300
1 LG BH100
4 SAMSUNG BDP1200
3 SHARP LC46D64U
1 SHARP LC52D64U
1 SHARP LC65D64U
1 PEERLESS ST-660
1 PEERLESS ST-670
2 CHIEF MWR SERIES MOUNT
2 SUNBRITE 4610HD
1 CHIEF WM46
1PR TRUAUDIO BB-465
2PR TRUAUDIO CA-6
2 TRUAUDIO DA-1260
4 VELODYNE DD-1812
3 VELODYNE SPL-12
1 VELODYNE SC-1250
2 VELODYNE SC-IW
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC ERK4025
2 MIDDLE ATLANTIC CBSERK25
2 MIDDLE ATLANTIC ERK4FT285CFM
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC ERKRR40
20 MIDDLE ATLANTIC HBL1
2 MIDDLE ATLANTIC VVKE25
2 MIDDLE ATLANTIC UD3
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC ERK4425
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC ERKRR44
2 MIDDLE ATLANTIC LT2T1P
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC SLIM 543
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC LTIRA
1 MIDDLE ATLANTIC UQFP4DRA
1 ELAN PSP12
PROFLEX SPEAKER WIRE
PHATCAT INTERCONNECTS


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