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Masterofnone 27th December 2012 02:41 AM

I can't be the only one
I've bought a new house and I am looking to set up my sound system in my "great room". I'd like the system to be able to source internet radio, satalite radio and mp3's. Where should I post a thread to get help finding out what type of hardware I'm going to need?

DUG 27th December 2012 03:16 AM


What did you want to start building?

Speakers...Full Range, Two way, Three Way, ESL, Planar
Amplifiers...Tube, Discrete, Hybrid, Chip amp, Class A, AB, D or other

So many choices...lots of design for each here.

Have fun.

Cal Weldon 27th December 2012 03:23 AM

Do you have any components so far? How much of the rest are you able to build yourself?

planet10 27th December 2012 05:34 AM

Welcome to the forum Master :D


Masterofnone 27th December 2012 04:08 PM

I have wall mount speakers with 6" mids and tweeters. They are all mounted and wired to a central spot in the room. I am planning on buying a sub to round out the sound. I started looking at receivers but I ran into difficulties connecting all the different components (satallite radio, internet radio, mp3s) to it. I am also concerned about sound quality. I've had bad luck connecting devices through a small headphone jack. What is that 5mm? It ends up sounding like crap. I'm in construction so I can build just about anything but I've never worked with electronics like this, obviously. I cant be the only one with this issue especially in this age where everything is digital. My first thought was to purchase an inexpensive laptop and hook it into the receiver but I'm not sure how to connect them. What input will I need to make sure the reciever has before I buy it? Do I need to buy a laptop if I want Pandora and all my mp3s? If I use a receiver, the satallite radio is a no brainer but if I don't need a receiver, what should I use to amp the sound?

csom 27th December 2012 04:11 PM

Hi Master..,
Congratulations on your newly bought house :)
Welcome to the forum.
Wish you a very happy new year :)

Pano 27th December 2012 04:13 PM

If you want a central point for your digital music, the Sonos is the easiest way to go. There are less expensive ways, but they will need some work on your part. Sonos is so easy, even my sister can do it. :D (And she loves controlling it from her iPhone)

Masterofnone 27th December 2012 08:20 PM

Should I assume you are talking about the Sonos "Connect"? It looks like I can buy a seperate controller that is designated for that device. Am I correct? It also looks like I can hardwire my speakers and subwoofer. If I'm right, this could be what I'm looking for.

Pano 27th December 2012 08:21 PM

There are several models. Have a look at them a pick the one that fits your needs.

comish4 28th December 2012 08:55 PM

Recent to site or newbie have sold audio for many many years almost every brand you would want still have such a collection of stuff my wife yells at me all the time to get rid of this stuff. working on rebuilding a yamaha m60 now Thanks

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