CUSTOM INSTALLATION HOW-TO

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Kim Wilson Posted: Mar 08, 2010 0 comments

When we get excited about a dedicated home theater, it's rarely the equipment that has us salivating. It's almost always about the unique interior design. We are enthralled by the designer's decorative statement, whether it is a themed theater that transports us to one of our favorite movies or a more traditional approach that model's contemporary multiplexes.

Rebecca Day Posted: Aug 22, 2007 0 comments

<I>A wild theater with a sonic edge shows you how to balance acoustics, design, and living space.</I>

Kim Wilson Photography: Rob Hart and Revo Reese Posted: Feb 12, 2009 8 comments

We all know that California has it own unique car culture. Here a person's automobile and their personality are often closely aligned. One homeowner loved their Bentley so much; they couldn't get enough of it and choose it as the theme for their dedicated Home Theater.

Kim Wilson Posted: Aug 04, 2009 0 comments

Bay Audio's HomeBase Sub makes sure that sound by the poolside is just as robust and detailed as your in-home sound system. The underground HomeBase sub is rated down to 24Hz, providing concert-level bass with an output up to 90db at 100 feet away.

John Sciacca Posted: Oct 01, 2013 2 comments
Coupled with high-speed Internet and the growing app marketplace, smartphones are often the most important tech device in many of our lives, with phone calling often the least used feature. The exciting news for techies is the amount of control available for your home from anywhere in the world, and much of this amazing tech is affordable and DIY-friendly to install!
Gary Altunian Posted: Jan 28, 2008 0 comments
Like many homeowners, you probably enjoy home theater, but you'd prefer not to have five speakers and a subwoofer on your living-room floor. Then consider in-wall speakers as a solution. The question is, can you install them yourself, or should you call a professional? The answer is, yes you can install in-walls yourself, with some planning, a few basic tools, and a little patience. Here's a step-by-step overview of the process of installing in-wall (or in-ceiling) speakers, as well as the parts and tools you'll need to complete the job like a pro.
Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Sep 09, 2002 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza

Jump ahead: Features Checklist In the Lab

Steve Faber Posted: Jan 31, 2008 1 comments
Lighting, acoustic treatment, and other details to really make your theater your own.
Kim Wilson Posted: Jun 01, 2011 1 comments
You feel like you are walking into someone's home but this is actually a systems integrator's Experience Center. These recreations of a modern living room, dining room, bar and dedicated theater demonstrate to customers all the technologies that are possible from automated integration that is controlled by an Apple iPad to cabinets with lifts that hide your TV when not in use.
Dan Daley Posted: Aug 21, 2007 0 comments

The annual Williamson County Parade of Homes in midstate Tennessee is an opportunity for Williamson residents to display the genteel aesthetics that characterize the affluent side of the South. But it's also a chance for a little bit of neighborly, good-ole-boy one-upmanship. Last year, for instance, one of the mega homes along the route had its own rock-climbing wall off the patio; another had an indoor driving range.

Steve Guttenberg Posted: Feb 05, 2008 469 comments
When it comes to home theaters, I thought I'd seen it all. But nothing's come close to this. First, I'm going to try to describe the sheer magnitude of Jeremy Kipnis' theater. His Stewart Snowmatte laboratory-grade screen is the biggest I've ever seen in a home, and in the back of the theater, there's a Sony ultra-high-resolution (4,096-by-2,160) SRX-S110 digital projector. I'm looking everywhere, jotting down questions, and Kipnis sounds almost giddy talking about his theater's capabilities. He refers to his baby, the Kipnis Studio Standard (KSS), as "The Greatest Show on Earth." And from the looks of it, he may be right.
Krissy Rushing Posted: Oct 23, 2007 0 comments

<I>How one custom-installation firm turned a greenhouse into a multi-purpose media room and lived to tell about it.</I>

Frederick Relyea Posted: May 15, 2009 7 comments

When we broke ground on our new home in upstate New York my wife Kristie and I each had our goals for this space. I desired a place where I could listen to music, and where the family could come together for a great movie experience. Kristie's priority was for the space to feel like an extension of our home.

Adrienne Maxwell Posted: Aug 31, 2007 1 comments

<I>Nothing is quite as simple as it seems in this award-winning home theater. </I>

Kim Wilson Posted: Aug 18, 2010 5 comments

With apps for pretty much every major home automation system and more that are capable of controlling your AV components, the iPad is replacing more expensive remote control touch screens from companies such as Crestron, Control 4, Home Logic, and Savant. In fact, Savant announced they are no longer supplying their own branded touch panels but instead will provide their customers with an iPad pre-loaded with the Savant control app, and customized for their clients.

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