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Speakers for 4 rooms ??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by neelpeel11, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. neelpeel11

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    I'm looking to add a 4 way speaker switchbox beside my stereo then link up speakers from 4 different rooms in the house.
    I'm a complete noob when it comes to stereos and speakers so any help would be appreciated.

    I'm going to need 6 (2 for each of 3 rooms) new speakers and don't know where to start...
    I know this is a bit of a huge question so here are some requirements...
    - £50 max per pair (budget is tight cos I need 3 pairs!!)
    - Compact (Smaller the better)
    - Wood finish (pine/beech, don't really mind)
    Note that its only a £150 Aiwa stereo I have so I don't need fantastic quality.

    Am I just as well walking into a Richer Sounds and having a chat with someone??

    Also, are there any implications of having extensive cable lengths? (could be up to 20m!)

    Thanks in advance,
    NP
     
  2. bob1

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    You should be able to pick up some speakers within your buget ok.

    Now to the speaker cable ,using those kind of lenghts i don't think you will get away with using cheap thin cable.Even if you find some thickish cable at £1 a meter the cost will soon add up.

    Why not have a micro hi fi in each room.
     
  3. neelpeel11

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    i was keen on the speaker set-up so that i can have the same tunes all through the house.
    what will actually happen if the cables are too long?
    i could always miss out the furthest room, that would keep the length down to about 15m. would that be ok? and is there any cheap cable that you can recommend?
    cheers,
    np
     
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    I use ceiling mount speakers which I got on line from a shop down Tottenham Court road. If you have a roof void and you can get to it why not go this way. Around £25/ pair I paid.
     
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    If you use long cable runs you will have to turn the volume up more to get the same levels that you you would get from a short run.
    It sounds like you will be running more than one set of speakers at a time, this will cause more problems.
     

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