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recxjake
03-14-2006, 08:12 PM
Anyone know if they make these... prices... or how they speakers get power to them???

I'm looking to get some of they are available... i don't want cords all over the room......

CoMoChief
03-14-2006, 08:14 PM
Curcuit City has them. Some work some don't from what I hear. My guess is that the higher the price the better quality youre gonna get. Thats probably not too much help but its the best I can give you.

recxjake
03-14-2006, 08:16 PM
Curcuit City has them. Some work some don't. My guess is that the higher the price the better qualit youre gonna get. Thats probably not too much help but its the best I can give you.

do you know how the speakers get power??? I'd assume that batteries don't cut it...

UteChief
03-14-2006, 08:17 PM
I think the speakers are powered by an a/c adapter and the sound is transmitted to the speakers by an RF frequency.

jspchief
03-14-2006, 08:20 PM
If you're an audiophile, forget about it. You sacrifice a ton of sound quality for convenience.

If you just like surround sound, without a particularly discerning ear, go for it.

recxjake
03-14-2006, 08:21 PM
I think the speakers are powered by an a/c adapter and the sound is transmitted to the speakers by an RF frequency.


ahh man that means you have to have them plugged in... i wanted them up in the ceiling

Skip Towne
03-14-2006, 08:23 PM
You might PM C-Mac. Dude is an expert in that field. It's his business. Baby Lee is good too.

CoMoChief
03-14-2006, 08:29 PM
ahh man that means you have to have them plugged in... i wanted them up in the ceiling


You plug in the transmitter that the speakers run off of, you dont plug in your speakers. You can still put your speakers on the ceiling.

Phobia
03-14-2006, 08:33 PM
I used to have a pair of wireless rear speakers. I dropped about 3 bills on them. I don't recommend them.

But, this was 3-4 years back. I used to recommend against wireless networking as well. Now I'm typing this to you over a wireless connection. Perhaps wireless speakers have improved as much as wireless networks.

recxjake
03-14-2006, 08:33 PM
You plug in the transmitter that the speakers run off of, you dont plug in your speakers. You can still put your speakers on the ceiling.


i guess im just really stupid.... but how does the speaker get power to play the sound?!

Miles
03-14-2006, 10:05 PM
I have never personally heard a pair but wireless speakers are regarded as being pretty shitty. You still have to plug them into the wall and if they run off batteries they will have even less power.

Just run the speaker wire under the carpet or around the molding. I have done that in my past few apartments and its not a big deal.

Simplex3
03-14-2006, 10:12 PM
Use real speakers and try one of these:

http://www.mccartenco.com/uploaded_photos/50ftby18steelfishtape.jpg

Baconeater
03-14-2006, 10:28 PM
Or you could use this stuff to run your wires:

http://www.wiremold.com/www/consumer/products/cordmate2/index.asp

Simplex3
03-14-2006, 10:31 PM
Or you could use this stuff to run your wires:

http://www.wiremold.com/www/consumer/products/cordmate2/index.asp
Wiremold is for girls who's wives won't let them run a drill.

Baconeater
03-14-2006, 10:35 PM
Wiremold is for girls who's wives won't let them run a drill.

Yeah, well...

i guess im just really stupid....

The fishtape will only confuse him.

Simplex3
03-14-2006, 10:37 PM
Yeah, well...



The fishtape will only confuse him.
True. God only knows which organ he'd bump into 25 ft later.

OmegaRed
03-14-2006, 11:50 PM
http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIEW_PRODUCT_PAGE_EVENT&product=nfb_321gsx

I think Sam's club has the model before this one for half the price.

Phobia
03-15-2006, 12:08 AM
Half price Bose is still about 80% too much.

Guru
03-15-2006, 12:24 AM
Half price Bose is still about 80% too much.

You got that right. Talk about paying for the damn name. :cuss:

ChiefButthurt
03-15-2006, 05:01 AM
Wiremold is for girls who's wives won't let them run a drill.

Atta boy Simplex, give'm a pep talk.

StcChief
03-15-2006, 08:37 AM
Use a dull screwdriver or thin piece of wood and push the speaker wire past the edge of baseboard and carpet.

Wireless speakers... quality $$.

fan4ever
03-15-2006, 09:07 AM
OK, here's real-life experience. I have these speakers (Advent) and have them out on my patio and run the music from my upstairs computer. They run on batteries (or you can plug them in...but then the wire issue) and pick up the frequency fairly well, BUT if you're looking for stereo sound, mine don't get that (although they advertise that) and indeed the sound quality isn't as good. I also use them with my big screen projector as surround sound. If you are not too picky about sound, they're fun to have (in my back yard I have a volleyball court and you can just pick up these speakers and take they out to the court). They take 8 C batteries each and will run for about 12 hours before they begin to loose the signal. There are limitations as to how many walls it will transfer through and how far it can transmit (200 feet?). Hope this has been helpful. I got them on Ebay for about $60.00 for the pair and the transmitter and AC cords, etc. I got refurbished but they were guaranteed the same as new ones.