Inside a Jazz Lover's Whole-House Makeover
By Krissy RushingJBL, James and RBH loudspeakers jazz up this whole-home makeover, while Elan and RTI systems make the entertainment smooth and seamless.
This complete home makeover started with some work on a small water closet near the pool. And thank goodness for that, because without it Greg Jackson might not enjoy a seriously jazzy whole-house music system in his 3,500-square-foot home.
Greg's a huge jazz fan. He loves his concerts on Blu-ray and DVD, and this played a major role in the design of the overall system, says Aaron Bayer of Audio Video Systems in Frisco, Texas, which had installed electronics systems at Jackson's business. This time, though, the high-tech goodies were meant for all play and no business. The house is set up to get the best sound for music, Bayer says.
JBL speakers are used throughout the home, including the outdoor space, where they are joined by an underground James Loudspeaker subwoofer and incognito RBH rock speakers. The effect is powerful outdoor music that is heard but not seen.
More JBL surround-sound speakers can be found in the family room and master bedroom. And if the doorbell rings, the music throughout the home is turned down, so if Jackson is having a party he can hear his guests arriving.
The lavishly outfitted outdoor area also includes two SunBriteTV 46-inch 1080p HDTVs chosen for their weather resistance.Click here to continue.Click here for photos.