Jun
Jun
0

Case Of The Missing Speaker

MIA Speaker

The cut out WAS round at one point

I used “EL RotoZip” to cutout for this puppy a couple of weeks ago. The ceiling was plaster on wood lathe. I installed a Sonance In-ceiling speaker. Today i show up and the speaker is gone, the opening is now drywall and NOT round. What the heck happened? Does this house have some speaker stealing vortex that zaps Sonance In-Ceiling speakers into another dimension? My mind was racing a hundred miles an hour trying to grasp what was going on.

Ok.. not really.. I knew some slack jaw pulled it to do something so i started looking around in cabinets and closets and eventually found it :). Fun story though huh?

Jun
5

XBOX 360 Middle Atlantic Rack Installation

These are photos of my first XBOX 360 installation in a Middle Atlantic Rack. The emitter is hidden inside. The face plate pops off so i was able to embed the emitter without opening the XBOX 360.

XBOX Installation Front View

XBOX Installation Front View

XBOX 360 Installation Top View

XBOX 360 Installation Top View

Getting it to play nice on it shelf was easy. I have the power supply tucked to the side & the power cord tied up neatly across the back.

XBOX 360 Installation Rear View

XBOX 360 Installation Rear View

This is poor quality :) video of me testing the XBOX 360 emitter installation by sending the eject command via Crestron XPanel.

May
0

Speaker Cable Bundle


The speaker cable was neatly bundled and ran directly to the amplifiers.

May
0

Panduit Cat5E Cat6 Patch Panel Labels


Every cable is cut to length & labeled at the same spot right near the connector. This makes it easy to quickly find a cable.

All of the Cat5 & Cat6 cables coming from the house to the rack are punched to the rear of the Panduit Patch Panels. You can randomly punch everything down or try to keep thing organized by keeping LAN and phones on different patch panels. It really doesnt matter because everything is labeled and easy to locate and then patch to anything in the rack.

Any device in the rack can then be patched thru to any location or device in the home. All of the patching is easily done at the back of the rack. If you need to add an ethernet jack somewhere or swap an access point for a phone location it can be done in seconds.

May
0

Cat5E Cat6 Patch Panel Inside View


Cat5E and Cat6 from the house are brought into the rack in neat bundles and then punched down to Panduit Patch Panels. For racks, I prefer punch down panels vs. modular inserts that are commonly found in wall plates. Installation takes less time, material cost is significantly less and theres low-to-no chance of a jack popping out.

May
2

Crestron Cresnet Distribution


Crestron Cresnet Data & Power distribution can be beautiful and easy if done correctly. All of the bundles are neat and every cable is labled. The Crestron C2N-HBLOCK’s are mounted to the rack just above the Cat5E and Cat6 patch panels. This makes it easy to install and troubleshoot all of the Crestron devices that are attached to Cresnet.

May
0

TV Swap

What do you do when you need to swap an old tube for a new plasma? Oh.. and your working with a cabinet that cant be modified.. You get creative :)

Existing TV

Existing TV

Peerless Articulating Mount

Peerless Articulating Mount

New 42 Fujitsu Plasma

New 42" Fujitsu Plasma

May
May
0

Crestron CNX-PVID 8×4 Wiring

Crestron CNX-PVID 8x4 Wiring

Crestron CNX-PVID 8x4 Wiring