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Forum: Home Automation   08-25-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Neurorad
It may not be your house until you pay, so your...

It may not be your house until you pay, so your builder may not want to allow you to run your own LV cables. When he subs out the LV prewiring, he adds a surcharge.

The LV sub may not want to use...
Forum: Home Automation   08-25-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
Thanks for the power supply tip, Paul. Just...

Thanks for the power supply tip, Paul.

Just to further clarify, that low voltage Pico isn't to be used with RA2 AT ALL. It's called Pico Wired Control, and that Pico isn't even an RF device - it...
Forum: Home Automation   08-24-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
I would power it from the nearby outlet. If some...

I would power it from the nearby outlet. If some issue arose down the road, from interference, then I would consider other options.

You could use low-voltage to power a keypad as well, from a...
Forum: Home Automation   08-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Neurorad
Installers sometimes mark up their prices...

Installers sometimes mark up their prices extravagantly to keep labor costs down. Unlike electricians and other subs, the typical AV installation company can't keep their guys busy every day, all...
Forum: Home Automation   08-18-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
Can anyone recommend a specific power supply, to...

Can anyone recommend a specific power supply, to be mounted in an enclosure, remote from the Pico (30 foot run, 18/2 or 22/2)?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20,255
Views: 2,982,963
Posted By Neurorad
Glad to see it worked. Which HDMI switcher, on...

Glad to see it worked. Which HDMI switcher, on Amazon?
Forum: Home Automation   08-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
FWIW, fluorescents are dimmable, but require a...

FWIW, fluorescents are dimmable, but require a third wire, and a dimmable ballast. I have one in my workshop, near the TV. Dims to about 30%, I estimate.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-06-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Neurorad
I recommend you pick up the phone and call some...

I recommend you pick up the phone and call some local pros. You could volunteer to be another pair of hands. That will take a good deal of time to do yourself, especially if you need to figure out...
Forum: Home Automation   08-06-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
Paul, thanks so much for your help.

Paul, thanks so much for your help.
Forum: Home Automation   08-04-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
I was thinking the minimum wattage of my 6 LED...

I was thinking the minimum wattage of my 6 LED pucks (x 4.8 watts each, connected in parallel) wasn't enough, but I'm not an electrician, or lighting distributor. Whatever the reason, I'm fairly...
Forum: Home Automation   08-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 132,769
Posted By Neurorad
I have to swap out a 6CL for a 6NA, for dimming...

I have to swap out a 6CL for a 6NA, for dimming low-voltage LED in-cabinet puck lights (WAC HRLED87 x 6, EN-2460 Transformer).

AVS Member BradKas explained why: "The WAC power supplies require an...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Neurorad
Because the Nuvo GC (and required MPS4) is not...

Because the Nuvo GC (and required MPS4) is not available through distribution (last I checked), the Russound MCA-C5 (and required Russound music server) wins. You'll pay full MSRP for the Nuvo GC...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-25-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Neurorad
The Russound Dealer locator Results page shows a...

The Russound Dealer locator Results page shows a list of dealers, denoting ones who are Sphere certified.

http://www.russound.com/dealerlocator.php
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Neurorad
http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh560/iimig/Di...

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh560/iimig/DistributionRack_zpsc2fc738e.jpg
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Neurorad
Ooooohh. Thanks for the tip.

Ooooohh. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Home Automation   07-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Neurorad
I would hire a local integrator to aid in the...

I would hire a local integrator to aid in the design, hourly rate. This will help diminish regrets later.

There is too much for you to learn, before the house is built, to achieve an excellent...
Forum: Home Automation   07-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Neurorad
How wealthy is your client base? Crestron...

How wealthy is your client base?

Crestron and Savant (and likely AMX, once they get back into resi) would generally be considered 'upper tier', compared with the others. It seems many CI firms...
Forum: Home Automation   07-07-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Neurorad
I would call Tony Golden, of Mobile Technology,...

I would call Tony Golden, of Mobile Technology, in Alpharetta, GA, for help. If he won't do the design (too busy, or might not be willing to work with an end-user), he would have strong recs for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 894,240
Posted By Neurorad
If you want to using lacing bars, you're going to...

If you want to using lacing bars, you're going to need rear rails.

That's a 20 inch deep rack? Pretty shallow.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 894,240
Posted By Neurorad
Looks like MA offers a rear rack rail kit for the...

Looks like MA offers a rear rack rail kit for the ERK (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/416357-REG/Middle_Atlantic_ERK_RR44_Rear_Rack_Rails.html).

Might be cheaper to buy rackrail recessor...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By Neurorad
Another way to connect to the MPS4/E...

Another way to connect to the MPS4/E configuration page is by typing music-port/config into the browser address bar - with Internet Explorer - using a computer on the same network/LAN as the MPS4.
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Neurorad
+1, stud finder. It will determine if the...

+1, stud finder. It will determine if the installer used studs or just drywall anchors. If he just used drywall anchors, hang it again using lag screws into the studs.

I doubt the studs failed,...
Forum: Home Automation   06-04-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Neurorad
Find a good, experienced installer who has been...

Find a good, experienced installer who has been doing this for years. Then use what he suggests, and check references.

You can find a lot of info by googling.
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Neurorad
Your zone 2 amp (inside the AVR) will power the...

Your zone 2 amp (inside the AVR) will power the speakers outside of the living room.

If you want to listen to the same audio in the zone 1 living room then switch zone 1 to the same source as...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Neurorad
No, that link you provided is not for an amp....

No, that link you provided is not for an amp. It's a volume control that provides the needed function of 'imipedance matching'.

For background music, you can use the zone 2 of your AVR to power...
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