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Post 6,616 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 00:50
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Very nice as usual Paul.
is that off of E.Valley? Pretty sure I know a neighbor.
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Post 6,617 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10:23
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It's three different places.  The first is on Foothill, the second is on Park Lane and the last is on Paterna which is up on the Riviera.
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Post 6,618 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10:28
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On February 20, 2012 at 21:42, SB Smarthomes said...
I've done a few installs like this now and was just back at one thats been in place for over a year with no issues.  Yeah, theres a little dust on the Sonos gear, but not any more than what you get in a mechanical room. 

good to hear. We do outdoor gear all the time and I am surprised the stuff still works after a year.
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Post 6,619 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10:44
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Sweet spot. That describes this job for us. Good level of performance, we have installed similar systems prior (so no real surprises), budget is enough to allow us to do it right, easy for customers to use.

TV/surround system in family room (pictured). Central rack with all wiring. 4 zones of Sonos (family room, house common areas, master bed/bath, outside). Pakedge wifi including outside AP. 80+ zones of RadioRA2.

Outside turned out well. This was a remodel, so we removed and painted 4 Niles outside speakers from under the eaves on the main house and installed them along the fence pointing to toward the house and pool. The single black speaker is one of a pair of OneSystems mounted in the cabana.

ZP90 feeds Crown CDi1000 for mono power to all outside speakers. Outside AP allows control via iPhone/Pad. Russound auto AB for TV sound through cabana speakers.

good thing the TV covers this paint job:
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baluns:
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awaiting door fronts and grille panels:
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so much better than white:
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OneSystems rock!
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Hoping to get better photos when complete.
Post 6,620 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10:46
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On February 21, 2012 at 10:28, NEZBO said...
good to hear. We do outdoor gear all the time and I am surprised the stuff still works after a year.

I think it helps that Santa Barbara has such a mild climate.  Very little rain and wind here and only gets down into the 30's on a few cold night each year.  I've had good luck placing Sonos Bridge units into 6x6 PVC enclosures when I need to get one outside to extend range and don't have a weatherproof location.

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Post 6,621 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10:53
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This is what I typically do with outdoor speakers.  I attach the brackets horizontally to 2x2 steel fence post with stainless steel hardware and then place the speakers down low in the plantings.







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Post 6,622 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 10:58
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On February 21, 2012 at 10:44, mwstorch said...

ZP90 feeds Crown CDi1000 for mono power to all outside speakers.

I need to do this for an upcoming job with 70v and won't have any audio processor between the ZP90 and amp (except maybe an EQ).  Does the CDi1000 allow you to sum L&R into mono with the built-in DSP?
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Post 6,623 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:03
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On February 21, 2012 at 10:44, mwstorch said...
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Mike, you always post well put together racks but you seem to like the 110 blocks and coax distribution on the front.  Why do you put this on the front and not hide it in the back somewhere?
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Post 6,624 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:05
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On February 21, 2012 at 10:58, SB Smarthomes said...
I need to do this for an upcoming job with 70v and won't have any audio processor between the ZP90 and amp (except maybe an EQ).  Does the CDi1000 allow you to sum L&R into mono with the built-in DSP?

yes! also, you can also EQ the system using the CDi

How are you getting the zp90 into the crown? what adapters?
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Post 6,625 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:17
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Post 6,626 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:25
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For this job, we only had a 4 conductor going outside, so we used two for the cabana speakers (wired in parallel for 4 ohm total) and two for the 4 yard speakers (wired in series/parallel for 8 ohm total).

The Cdi series allows "input Y" to combine the input for mono operation off of both channels. You can also select 70v on one channel and 8 ohm on the other simultaneously.

I use this for the interface for low level unbalance (ZP90) to high level balanced:

[Link: parts-express.com].
Post 6,627 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:31
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SB, as for the racks:

We make phone and cable accessible from the front of the rack to keep the phone and cable guy from getting behind it.

Our racks do not have any customer useable equipment in them (DVD is in TV cabinet), so I view it as mechanical only. We show the customer that ALL of the wires are HERE and LABELED.

I especially don't want the cable guy inside my rack. Nor do I want him to deny a customer service because he won't roll the rack out or is afraid of it.

Selfishly, I don't want to babysit the cable guy for routine service calls, so we land every cable wire on a rack mount passthrough and label. We install the cable amp (same make and model as the cable company) so we can control the install without the typical cable guy "I've never seen that amp before, so it must be the problem, call the guy who installed it."

I'd like to believe that this is saving us truck rolls. In any event, we've never had anything go wrong because the wiring is in the front.

What's your experience?
Post 6,628 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:50
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On February 21, 2012 at 11:25, mwstorch said...
I use this for the interface for low level unbalance (ZP90) to high level balanced:

[Link: parts-express.com].

Cool! that was just what i was looking for in my other thread about this. then i assume you go XLR to a split out and directly into the CDi
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Post 6,629 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:57
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On February 21, 2012 at 10:23, SB Smarthomes said...
It's three different places.  The first is on Foothill, the second is on Park Lane and the last is on Paterna which is up on the Riviera.

Right on, I was looking at the pic with the poolside Gazebo. Looks just like the property next door to someone I know.
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Post 6,630 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 12:55
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3pedal: no "split." The interface is left and right in on consumer level RCA (-10dBV), pro level out on XLR (+4 dBu) with bare wire at the amp input.

You set the "input Y" within the amp DSP set up, either front panel or Harman HiQNet with PC and USB interface. (Note to Harman: this should be Ethernet, so I can set EQs wirelessly!)

SB, nice solution to not using rock speakers!
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