This project was a culmination of many years to trial and error.  The house was built in 1995 and at that time, there were few options in multi room A/V.  I originally had a soundstream music and video distribution system which lasted  a few years.  When an addition was added to the house in 06, that is when I decided to change over the system.  I upgraded an old Omni to the latest Pro II and during the construction, ran all new cabling to the rooms and theater. Everything is now networked. I changed out the switches to UPB and installed the Russound system.

Project Showcase - NR Audio/Video

Chris Capozzoli, NR Audio/Video | NR Audio/Video

October 2011

Project Showcase - NR Audio/Video

Author: Chris Capozzoli, NR Audio/Video

This project was a culmination of many years to trial and error.  The house was built in 1995 and at that time, there were few options in multi room A/V.  I originally had a soundstream music and video distribution system which lasted  a few years.  When an addition was added to the house in 06, that is when I decided to change over the system.  I upgraded an old Omni to the latest Pro II and during the construction, ran all new cabling to the rooms and theater. Everything is now networked. I changed out the switches to UPB and installed the Russound system.


Project Budget: $50,000.00

 

Products Used

For Dedicated Theater:
Vidikron Model 100 DLP Projector
Stewart Firehawk Screen
Somfy Drape control
Triad Gold L/C/R

Triad Gold (4) Surrounds and 2 back channels
Triad Platinum 18 Subs with (2) Triad 1000W amps
Parasound Halo C2 Processor for 7.1 surround
2 Sherbourne 7 Channel Amplifiers (250WPC)
1 Buttkicker Amp 400 Watts
2 Buttkickers
Oppo BDP-83 Blu-Ray Player
Windows 7 Home Theater Media PC
HAI 10P touch panel to control theater and house with Custom interface via HAI Studio Software and HTX extender box

House:
Whole house lighting via HAI UPB switches and keypads
iTouch control of HAI via Snaplink
Whole house Music System Russound CAV 6.6 and CAA 6.6, control via Uno keypads and
Casatunes Russound interface.
Windows home server which stores music, pictures, home videos, Movies, recorded shows.
Family Room has a 5.1 Surround sound with
Onkyo receiver
Trial in wall and in ceiling Bronze speakers and B&W Subwoofer
Panasonic plasma and Hooker furniture with plasma lift.
Controlled via Harmony remote
Full gigabit network wired.
HAI Omni Pro II
HAI thermostats
Wireless driveway sensor which flashes lights in the house and theater when someone arrives.

This project was a culmination of many years to trial and error.  The house was built in 1995 and at that time, there were few options in multi room A/V.  I originally had a soundstream music and video distribution system which lasted  a few years.  When an addition was added to the house in 06, that is when I decided to change over the system.  I upgraded an old Omni to the latest Pro II and during the construction, ran all new cabling to the rooms and theater. Everything is now networked. I changed out the switches to UPB and installed the Russound system.

I had a crestron system controlling the theater and it frustrated be because I could not work on it and customize the control when I wanted.  This is why I went with the HAI system. The 10P touchpanel, HTX and Automation Studio software. I was able to design all my screens and control what I want.  The theater control is as easy as one button press. I designed macros to turn on the system in stages to give that full theater effect.  With the 10P and ITouch, I can control the lighting, security, and thermostats throughout the house.

I also have Windows media extender boxes and X-box units tied to the HTPC so the bedrooms can watch tv and all the recorded shows.

 

 

 

 

Chris Capozzoli
NR Audio/Video
781-552-9294
ccapozzoli@live.com     
No Web Address currently
N. Reading, MA


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