Outdoor Living Space and Pool Home Entertainment System
- Sonos Arc Sound Bar
- Sonos Amp
- Proficient C801
- Samsung 75″ The Terrace Partial Sun Outdoor QLED 4K Smart TV
- Luxul ACS-3100
- Luxul XAP-1610
- Proficient 820i & 630i
This job was really fun! Both to design and work with the clients and contractors over the past year. The result was truly spectacular!
At BC Neville Tech, we are brought into many cool projects. This project was one of our favorites. We were brought into the project in May of this year to consult the client on a new Audio/Visual system for their new pool and multi-level outdoor living space.
The client currently had Control4 and Sonos as their primary control system and music streaming. However, the client’s goal was to migrate away from the Control4 system with our audio/visual design as it was outdated and would require updating wiring and equipment. The client was never happy with several operational issues and limitations of the Control4 system installed by a previous integrator.
Some of the other system requirements which needed to be taken into consideration were the appropriate zone quantity and layout of Proficient Rock Speakers. This was crucial for two reasons; the client wanted to be able to hear the music and tv throughout the entire outdoor living space and pool area.
However, this had to be accomplished at a low to medium volume to be able to enjoy the integrated entertainment system without disturbing the client’s neighbors.
This was uniquely challenging in this home’s backyard, which has a natural amphitheater shape, amplifies sound and bounces directly to neighboring homes.
We took careful consideration when laying out the speakers in this system. We achieved the desired saturation with a combination of Built-In Speakers, all-weather rock speakers, and a Soundbar. The result is a truly sensational-sounding and looking multi-zone home entertainment system. Specifically, the 75” Samsung The Terrace is the outdoor theater’s foundation.
Delivering a true theater environment with unparalleled picture quality for viewing day or night. The 75” Samsung Terrace is accompanied by a Sonos Arc smart Soundbar which delivers the front array of the outdoor theater; the soundbar is paired with four Proficient 8” In-Ceiling speakers to complete the 7.1 surround array layout.
Enjoying movies or watching the game on a gorgeous summer evening in true 7.1, 4K. What could be better? In addition to the outdoor theater, we installed a total of ten 8” Proficient Rock Speakers and two 8” Proficient In-Ceiling speakers in five zones, each independently or controlled simultaneously.
Each zone is connected to a Sonos Amp, delivering the appropriate amplification and zone control for each secondary zone. Finally, we implemented a Luxul wired and Wi-Fi home network to supply the necessary streaming bandwidth to the Sonos zone players and new smart tv.
This was accomplished by installing a new Luxul ACS-3100 extended range router, with a Luxul AGS-1024 24 port switch located in the client’s basement Media Rack, along with two strategically located Luxul XAP-1601 extended range access points. Resulting in lighting-fast streaming to wired and wireless devices.
All necessary cabling was completed by BC Neville Tech’s professional staff. This project specifically included trenching, future conduit, and speaker/network/HDMI tie in to existing basement media rack.
Project Update November 22, 2022: The client was so overwhelmingly satisfied with BC Neville Tech’s design and implementation of their new outdoor living space’s home entertainment system; we have been hired to rehab their existing in-home entertainment system.
Stay tuned for project updates and photos!
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