We’d like to share with you another media system upgrade done in Glen Ellen. Here, we have another simple upgrade with a small twist at the end. The customer wanted a more streamlined and elegant system than the previous one, shown below.The first step was to clear out the old system and cut in holes for the new B&W in-wall speakers.Once the speaker wires were fished through the walls, the in-wall speakers were installed along with the Sanus wall mount for the new TV.A Samsung Ultra thin 1″ LED display was installed on the wall mount.With the TV and wires in place, it was now time to configure all the components in a new cabinet. The components included a Velodyne subwoofer, a Mac Mini, a Comcast HD cable box, a Sonos Zone Player, an Integra receiver, and a Sony Blu-Ray player.Here’s where the challenging part of the installation occurs. Now that the system has been upgraded and the cabinet is a bit larger, the symmetry of the hearth is thrown off center. We suggest to the client that modifying the hearth would re-balance the symmetry. The next day contractors modified the hearth to balance the wall.After the hearth was successfully trimmed down we realigned the media system, painted the in-wall speakers, programmed the URC remote, and calibrated the audio and video. As you can see below, the new home theater’s visual impact is very minimalist considering how many components and features are available in this system.
October 19, 2010