Audio One Bridging the Gap Between Pro Audio and Smart Home Technologies

New Nashville Installation Shows Synergistic Dynamic in Custom Electronics Design

Nashville, TN (September 15, 2003) - Audio One, Inc., the industry leader of the fast -growing market for studio design, home theater installation and home automation, today announced completion of an installation demonstrating a new level of pro sound and smart home technology integration. The "1238 Project" is the first such site in Nashville to incorporate automated lighting and audio control via wired and wireless touch panels, successfully harnessing the synergy between pro studio and smart home automation by providing complete, whole site control of communications, audio, video, data, and all other environmental systems such as lighting, HV/AC, security, and other sensors at multiple interfaces throughout the studio or residence.

The 1238 Project, so named by the owner to reflect the age (12) when he first dreamed of having his own recording studio and (38) the number of years it took to realize that dream, is a unique example of the union between the two disciplines of pro and residential custom electronics. The owner wanted to avoid the problems associated with separate systems for his project studio and remainder of his estate. Audio One provided the concept and full design, completing the install within 12 months. What makes this site so special is the union between the two disciplines of pro and residential.

"Audio One is bringing state of the art smart home technology to the studio world, and it's a new dynamic in the custom electronics industry," said Frank Conway, Audio One's General Manager, Nashville. "We think this evolution is a natural one and Audio One is uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions to any installation from concept through completion."

The 2,200 sq. ft. recording venue is a full 'A' grade professional recording studio using top shelf products including Pro tools HD with 64 I/O and 32 channels of pro control/edit pack. The playback system features a selection of Genelec speakers and viewing duties are handled by 6 -19' LCD panels with custom switching designed and installed by Frank Conway and Audio One. The whole studio is custom wired to 6 - 96 point TT patch bays with Elco quick disconnects. Lutron lighting components and controllersÐ Wallbox dimmers, fluorescent dimming ballasts and controllable window treatments all help to provide "total home studio lighting control". Audio One did away with any in -studio rheostats and stayed away from using any local high voltage dimmers to avoid RF interference. Plasma screens allow hi -res viewing of data/video anywhere in the estate. Structured wiring is used throughout for communications, audio, video data, and controls for all systems including lighting, security, motion/temperature/water sensors and anything else imaginable.

The Media room consists of a Runco VX5000ci projector with a 10+ foot retractable Stewart Firehawk screen. The surround sound is again Genelec and the processor is a Theta digital Casablanca II. The entire install was designed by Frank Conway and custom built by local craftsmen. The entire system is controlled by Crestron and custom designed by Conway and programmed by Audio One's in house programmers. The 1238 owner even has the ability to access the web from anywhere via multiple internet connections, and if he decides to roam, the whole house and studio is preset for wireless internet.

According to the owner, "Frank and Audio One have literally helped me make a dream of 38 years become a reality. Their vision, expertise and ability to deliver on time have made this project a total success!"

"Audio One creates turnkey environments that are responsive, almost aware of the owner's needs and respond automatically," said Audio One Founder and President David Frangioni. "Total, seamless technology convergence and control is our hallmark, and we're excited to be in the vanguard of this new market."

About Audio One
Audio One is the industry leader in studio design, installation, wiring, digital audio solutions, computer services, and Pro Tools sales for the Nashville area with clients including Clint Black, Lonestar, Dann Huff, The Neville Brothers, Joe Diffie, Steve Winwood and other Nashville notables. Founded by David Frangioni in 1985, Audio One has earned a reputation as the most innovative team of professionals in the audio and video industry. Offering on -staff, factory trained installation technicians on -call 7 days a week, and with offices serving Miami, Boston, Houston and Nashville, Audio One is the professional choice for Pro Audio and Video solutions. For more information about Audio One, please visit

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