Help needed Urgently regarding Multi-Room Audio for my flat

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  1. Retro Oswald

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    Evening guys. Need som sharpish advice.

    Bought myself a flat and currently in the process of decorating it. I had my electrician in yesterday to instal some flush ceiling lights in my Flats hallway and bathroom. Because i was so impressed with how good the job was, i've asked him to come back and do my Living room too.

    Through conversation, he knew that i eventually want to have multiroom Audio but it was something i wasn't planning to do for another year or so after moving in. However, with him doing the ceiling lights and having to make the holes ect, he reckons i should put the speaker cables in now to save hassle later on. I can see where he is coming from and think it's probably the best idea. I can probably afford it now at a push.

    Basically, i need advice on what should i get as im clueless. I reckon a Single speaker in my bathroom. I assume it needs to be water resistant? I see KEF do nice ceiling speakers, so could people suggest me various models and tell me what your using?

    So to sum it all up. Can i get recommendations on speakers and how i should be connecting it all up.
     
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    You're in the wrong forum ask a mod to move it (please don't just create another thread).

    Your questions are common ones so a search will reveal far more information quickly - try that, then when you have specific questions them.
     
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    Moved.


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    Does anyone have any experience of KEF Ceiling speakers that i can use in my bathroom?

    Im having some work done in my flat and the electrician has recommended that i get my speakers installed now so save hassle later on. For cable im going to use QED as i like them

    For the speakers themselves, i like the look of KEF.

    From what i understand, i'll need 2 speakers for Stereo sound and get some decent sound going.

    My bathroom isn't massive at 2.4m x 2.2m square.

    I dont have an amp or anything yet but im guessing that doesn't matter as long as what i do get, can take 2 speakers in a Zone 2 set-up? I think i'll even end up using a Sonos bridge.

    My budget is £100 if people think i need 2 speakers. I also need them ASAP so if anyone can recommend somewhere with quick delivery, i'd really appreciate it.
     
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    Any views on the Kef Ci50's They seem super cheap which slightly sends alarm bells ringing. Not too worried about base.

    Do they take standard Y type speaker cable. cant make out how and where the cable connects
     
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    They are KEF's lowest price model targetted "for music use in bathrooms or kitchens". I suspect the target usage is a good indication of what you can expect in terms of audio quality.

    Installation instructions, including cabling, can be found here.

    IMHO, you should raise you budget, but if £100 is all you've got, then these speakers will fit that budget.
     
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    I can spend up to £100 each at absolute maximum. £80 a pop would be ideal
     
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    Given the size of your bathroom (2.4m x 2.2m), I wonder if you might not be better off with a stereo speaker rather than two mono speakers? I appreciate that the cheapest Stereo KEF is a little over your absolute maximum.
     
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    That price is fine. My max is about £180 if im using 2 speakers. I have to order what ever i use today as i need it fitted early next week at the latest. Can i ask why you recommend that one over the others?

    Cable is there for 2 sets of speakers but i can just easily remove the extra cable if i use 1 speaker. Im clueless and just need someone to tell me what to use
     
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    I suggested that model as it was the closest to the £100 I had understand (post #8) to be your threshold of pain for a decent bathroom setup. If you can afford more, get a better model of bathroom ceiling speaker.

    A single stereo loudspeaker requires full stereo speaker cabling - it's a stereo speaker with a stereo input. Do not lay only a single mono cable or you'll screw yourself badly.
     
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