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How They Did It: Up On the Roof

Ed Wenck
Jan 23, 2020



Audio Images had a client who wanted to turn his rooftop deck into an entertainment space. The deck has an incredible view of a bay along the Southern California coastline, and the homeowner wanted to turn what had been a space dedicated to a lap pool into a place to watch sports and movies and listen to music.

This system features an outdoor rated 84” TV on a motorized lift along with marine-rated speakers and subwoofers. PMI’s Anthony Grimani tuned the whole 8.2 channel audio system with digital signal processing in order to make the sound perfect.

There’s also a 4.1 audio system in the bar and jacuzzi area along with a TV on a lift and swivel to allow for easy viewing. Both displays are part of a whole house audio/video distribution system.



There were, of course, challenges that came with installing a proper outdoor media-room space. Audio Images’ Mark Ontiveros says:

“In order to provide adequate sight lines, the TV is raised up well above the roof line. It was put on a motorized lift so that it didn’t show from the street when not in use.
“Getting the TV and its lift mechanism onto the roof required a crane and lots of careful planning and preparation during the entire build process, while the client was living there.

“We put volume limiting into the sound system in order to preserve the neighborhood relations, given the teenagers’ (and sometimes, the adults’) propensity to turn up the volume.”

The client already has a CEDIA-award-winning media room in his basement, but now uses his deck almost exclusively.

This brilliant integration not only won its category in the Americas region, it was also honored as “the best of the best,”winning the 2019 Global CEDIA Award for Best Media Room.



Audio Images

1582 Parkway Loop
Suite F
Tustin, CA 92780
USA
714.258.7238
http://www.audioimages.tv/
CEDIA Member since 1995

Industry Partners

Anthony Grimani
PMI, LTD
Role: Specialty Consultant

David Abrams
Display Calibration
Role: Specialty Consultant
Tony Valentine
Role: Builder

Leo Parrella
ASID
Role: Interior Designer



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