Let the installs begin!
I just got a C.I.T.S. kit sent to me today. Never mind that the kit has the same phonetical name as a bath system used for women who have just given birth… This CITS system is a custom installer’s dream come true… OK, it’s the boss of the customer installers’ dream come true. Anywhooo, it’s basically two ginormous cases filled with audio and video connectors, tools, widgets and gizmos. It also has a barcode scanner so you can track inventory and have the system prompt for re-orders, etc. It’s not cheap, but for people in the business it’s worth every penny.Yeah, so how do you review such a beast? If you’re me – 2 parts generous and 3 parts masochistic – you simply email all your friends and announce that the first 3 to respond to your email will get an all-expenses-paid surround sound pre-wire installation… subject to the ability to get to the required locations, etc. I’m sorry, but if you don’t have either attic or crawl space access – it ain’t going to happen.
Yeah, it should be a great way to break in the system. I just cracked open the cases today (it’s a miracle they got here in their boxes as FedEx did its best to destroy them in transit) and they are built like a couple of military-grade cases. That’s good, cause there isn’t much left to the original cartons and I’d be tempted to just slap on a label and let them take the return abuse…
I’ll report back on my install adventures. It should be fun to say the least, and I’m bound to run into some interesting stories along the way.