Massive Music, Concert Library Filed Under Chicago Home’s Automation System
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Tons of Music

“The owner loves music and desired a good quality, balanced, full-range reproduction,” says Procom president Jacek Zaworski. “His music collection contains over 2,000 CDs and a huge library of rare, recorded live performances. His wife best described his passion for classic rock as, ‘the louder, the better.’ That’s why the goal of our project was to be able to individually control the treble and bass of every zone—to make the house feel like his own personally recorded life show.” In order to maintain the fidelity of the music collection, Procom outsourced the ripping of the CDs but made sure they were not compressed MP3s. Instead the discs were ripped onto network-attached storage drives in the FLAC (free lossless audio codec) format to then be routed throughout the home under the Control4’s mesh-networked automation platform. FLAC is a lossless file compression format—it’s compressed but without losing quality, as the information bits are maintained during playback (think of a zip file for a similar compression scheme), as opposed to MP3s that suffer from data loss.




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Massive Music, Concert Library Filed Under Chicago Home’s Automation System