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Red Sox Pitcher Mark Melancon's Whole-Home Audio System
By Grant Clauser
Before the start of the 2012 MLB season, Red Sox relief pitcher Mark Melancon had an 11-zone Niles audio system installed in his Texas home.

What does a professional baseball player do months before he has to trade uniforms and play for a team in different city? Get a high-end home audio system installed in his house, of course.

That's what new Red Sox relief pitcher Mark Melancon did just before he packed up for Florida for spring training. Previously with the Houston Astros, Melancon still makes his home in Texas. He recently had a new Niles ICS whole-house audio system installed by Modia.



Melancon hadn't ever seen (or heard) a whole-house audio system like this before, but he's a believer now. He explains that when he and his wife first saw the house, it already had a system, an older Niles product, installed, and that's when his interest in the concept began. Just listening to it for a couple of minutes when we walked through the house was something special, he says.

Once the couple was moved in, they knew they needed a system like the one they'd heard on the house tour, but the prior owners took it with them. When they met with Modia to plan out the system, ease-of-use was a top priority. We specifically chose the Niles ICS system because of the simplicity of programming and operation, says Modia's Prashant Mody.

There are other systems where you spend just as much time running wires and then have to spend even more time with the programming, says Mody. From a time management point of view, the Niles system let Modia spend most of their time on the actual wiring and speaker installation, and very little on programming.

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Well, that was underwhelming. I was expecting something a little more flashy and spectacular.

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Same here.....the pool looked nice

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I sure wish he would pitch better.
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He is going back to the minors probably this week. He might want to worry about pitching instead of his outdoor speaker system.

Gorgeous home and kitchen the TV room the couches are sidewards to the TV , neck ache.
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Awesome setup, terrible pitcher... An era on 45 is gross.. Perhaps he should spend more time on his craft

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Looks like the door for the sub is solid, who would want to have to open a cabinet door to hear the bass? Details people Details!
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That sub looks more like a mid-bass module to me and I agree with the solid cabinet door. I too expected more. The whole house system at my parents house is much more impressive and they don't play MLB.
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I have a feeling this will all be for sale soon -- short sale.

 

 

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Its a nice house - but I'm not sure what qualifies the audio system as "high end" (maybe the price).
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He's going to have plenty of time to enjoy it if he doesn't start pitching better.
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He's going to have plenty of time to enjoy it if he doesn't start pitching better.

He got sent to Triple A today. Something about a 49.50 ERA...

I hope he didn't spend all his pro-rated major league money on the home theater!
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I sure wish he would pitch better.

LOL no crap!!

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