Originally Posted by HCCDesignGuy
And yes... I think perhaps you may be getting a taste of he other reason I tend to ask for responses via Private message or email... Cause all of us a-holes like to mouth off and tell everyone else how smart we are.
While I very much appreciate some folks coming to my defense from your remark about not turning the job over & knowing how to do this yourself, I understand what you meant.
I would love to chat with you when you have the time to see if I may be of some help. I'm confident I can help you deliver a profession AV system even if AV isn't your daily grind gig. We specialize in these types of relationships and have plenty of references.
I am going to assume that this was directed towards me. If I am wrong please feel free to correct my mistake, and who came to your defense?
I suggested turning over or to sub out the work to someone who is more familiar with distributed audio and can possibly offer a control system. I didn't tell the op not to do it, but made a suggestion. We all learn somewhere and most of the professionals learn while working for an a/v company. This gives proper instruction from experienced installers and from the manufacturers. The manufacturers are also a tool to be used in cases where the installer is stuck and needs to call tech support to remedy a situation. Without this support, the op is left all to themselves to figure out any issues that will arise.
And I never said how smart I was, but I did let the op know, that there were too many questions about the job, they described, to suggest anything useful. If I came off as arrogant, then this is not what I intended. But be honest, installing a 7-10 zone system is not that hard, but asking the customer the pertinent questions to deliver something that want and can use, is something else entirely.
And I for one, would not "hire" a company who trolls this forum looking for work.
Btw, nice stock pics you used from Crestron's website. And do the manufacturers and distributors you deal with, know you are trying to resell their products wholesale outside of your area?