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Alex Tagliani Smart Home: Alex Learns the Details of Surround Sound

Integrator Homesync explains the Dolby 9.2.4 object-based surround sound system going in to Indy Car driver Alex Tagliani's new smart home.


Jason Knott · June 7, 2016

Just before he left for the Indianapolis 500 race, famed racecar driver Alex Tagliani took a moment with integrator Dean Winters of Homesync in Montreal to talk about the plans for his new Dolby Atmos 9.2.4 home theater.

The room is not a dedicated home theater, but part of a great room that will include mannequins of Tagliani's various racing suits behind plexiglass. In this video, Winters shows Tagliani the Bowers & Wilkins speakers and backboxes and then explains the 9.2.4 Dolby Atmos audio set up and how it will work.

Tagliani has similar questions that many high-end homeowners might face. He understands the need for the technology but is immediately intimidated by the size of the backboxes and all the boxes that are being stacked around his new home. 

By the way, Tagliani finished in a respectable 17th place in the Indy 500 after having to start in the back row due to a crash during the time trials. 

See Also —

Part 1: Alex Tagliani Starts Smart Home Construction

Part 2: Why Is Alex Tagliani Building a Smart Home?

Part 3: Alex Tagliani: Why I Came to CEDIA Expo

Part 4: Alex Selects Epson Projector, Sl Slate Screen, AudioQuest Cables

Part 5: Alex Gets Schooled on Wiring

Part 6: Alex Learns the Details of Surround Sound

Part 7: Done! What Alex Tagliani Likes About His New Smart Home



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  About the Author

Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jknott@ehpub.com

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