Installations: An Installer's Life Page 3
Because Dan and Margie are world travelers (when we visited them, they'd just returned from the Galapagos Islands), Dan wanted to use photos stored on his home-office computer to create slideshows on the family room's 50-inch screen. John's solution was to hook up a D-Link media player, which allows the photo files to be sent wirelessly between the two spaces.
With the Sonos system in place and the master-bedroom system up and running, the Rosenfields' installation is doing everything they want it to. But Dan and John have been thinking ahead. A black-belt karate expert, Dan had a 16 x 24-foot studio dug out beneath the patio. At the moment, four Monitor Audio Radius 90 speakers placed near the ceiling let Margie and him listen to music while he's working out or she's doing yoga. "But I also had John wire the room for 7.1-channel sound and a flat-panel TV, for whenever my knees go and I can't use the room for karate anymore," says Dan. The wires for the TV are behind a large painting, while the wires running to the locations for the surround speakers are indicated by thumbtacks stuck in the ceiling, painted to match the room.