Case Study: Whole Home Music, Home Theater & Wifi
The client performed a full renovation in his home back in 2016 and had Best Buy Geek Squad install a full home A/V setup controlled by Control4.
Have you been to Downtown Satellite City Hall recently?
DMV Case Study: Pueo Audio Solutions
The Downtown Satellite City Hall needs to call out numbers for their customers to come to the service desks to be helped with. Their existing solution consisted of a speaker in the middle of the waiting area sitting on one of the service desks.
This created 2 problems: (1) it is very loud when sitting or being near the speaker; (2) it is difficult to hear if you are far away from the speaker.
The solution was to put 4 each inceiling commercial public address speakers in the ceiling. This allows for a more even volume throughout the entire space without being too loud in certain areas.
We installed the 4 speakers and routed speaker wire back to the server rack through the ceiling. The speakers are being driven by a professional public address amplifier and professional mixer.
Volume control is provided via a conveniently placed and easy to use “knob”.
Everything is clean and easy to use and can now better serve the public when doing business at the Downtown Satellite City Hall.
Pueo Audio, LLC
Our client’s WIFI was spotty due to the large and complex layout of the house. They were currently using a consumer “mesh” network with many repeaters scattered throughout the house. While the “mesh” network provides great WIFI signal throughout the home, data transfer rates throughout the network and internet lag significantly behind a commercial setup with wired access points. We removed their existing networking gear and installed our commercial router and wired access points. While an access point next to the modem was sufficient for network coverage on the first floor, the second floor required a dedicated access point. We ran a CAT6 wire from the router, up the wall, through the crawl space, and finally to an upstairs closet, and then to the upstairs hallway. We installed an access point at the upstairs hallway, which provided strong WIFI throughout the entire house.
The next issue was roaming difficulties due to the first and second-floor construction. To make everything work, we created two discrete SSIDs for the first floor and second floor to ensure roaming to be seamless as possible.
The clients have an awesome outdoor lanai that was begging for some music; we routed speaker wire up the walls and through the crawl space and installed in-ceiling speakers. The speakers are powered by an external amplifier and run music streaming via a Sonos system.
A modest home theater was requested for their grandchildren to enjoy while visiting their home. The home theater was more for kid enjoyment than serious movie watching or music listening. We chose consumer-grade electronics with custom integration on-wall speakers from ELAC. We then selected a Dolby Atmos setup (5.1.2) since it was a single-story house with access to the crawl space and to ensure they got the full surround effect. All speakers were mounted in the ceiling or on the wall to keep everything off the ground with all wiring hidden in the wall & crawl spaces.
Everything turned out great and exceeded their expectations on a tight budget.
Chad Fukumoto, Owner, Lead Audiophile