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CE Pro Magazine announced the 2023 Sonos Dealer Awards, recognizing top installations of the year. MediaHead is proud to be alongside Atlantic Control Technologies, Josh Patton Technology, and SoundVision, for delivering system designs that exceeded their client and electronic system industry expectations.

“Earning the Sonos 2023 Dealer Award for the best outdoor installation, Steve Harman, co-owner and chief innovator, MediaHead, LLC., says his company recently addressed several zones of a client’s home, including multiple areas outdoors.” ~ CE Pro Magazine

Our work at a Possum Kingdom lake house was not short of challenging, but also a lot of fun for us to design the perfect smart home solutions for our Dallas-based client.

Check out the details of the lake house installation on our YouTube channel with a full walkthrough by Steve Harman, co-owner of MediaHead. You can also read the full article with CE Pro magazine here.

“MediaHead, LLC.’s award-winning outdoor installation dealt with a number of challenges that included network connectivity and design elements that required wide sound dispersion,” says Robert Archer, CE Pro Magazine.

Highlights include:

  • Retrofitting the old wiring from the house over the bridge to the dock closet on a custom riser, with custom venting, and new conduit so that the dock could be fully tied into the Eero Pro 6E Wi-Fi system to be able to stream music seamlessly from their Sonos App, and so that the wiring and equipment is protected from the elements.
  • We had just enough bandwidth from Starlink (satellite) to run everything through Roku and keep the system simple and matching throughout the house and patio without the use of an expensive or complicated universal remote. This is especially great at a lake house that may be rented out or used by multiple family members to keep instructions and troubleshooting simple.
  • We installed The Terrace Samsung 55” TV outside on the patio with a swing arm so that they can enjoy outdoor movies and sports on a glare and weather resistant TV wherever they want to sit.
  • The custom Sonos sound experience that we created for each individual room and to tie into one app creates a great aesthetic for rotating around the lake house, on the patio, out at the dock or swimming on the lake. The system includes Sonos in-wall speakers, Sonos in-ceiling speakers, Sonos architectural speakers, Sonos 4.1 Surround Sound for the game room, and Rel HT 1205 subwoofers in a few rooms… all powered through Sonos Amps.
  • Lutron lighting solutions around the house made lighting options more flexible for setting scenes when the clients are away and to adjust to their lake house lifestyle when they’re at the lake house. All lighting can be controlled through their app, which is extremely convenient.
  • Custom indoor and outdoor Draper Shades to adjust the lighting, glares, temperature, and privacy throughout the house and to seamlessly integrate with the existing custom window structure. We put together a modern, black fascia design and chose beautiful fabrics with the client to make sure the aesthetic blended seamlessly.

We currently have our September Labor Day Sale continuing through the end of the month… $100 credit towards installation and/or additional equipment when you purchase a Sonos Arc.* Call MediaHead for details or start shopping now!


*Valid now through 9/30/2023.