panopticon36

Wireless Speaker Dilema, Advice Needed

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Hi there. I've got a sound system already set up (I'll describe it later) and I want to add to it. I want to add speakers that would be connected wireless to the main setup and then placed in my bathroom. I rent, so I can't be running cables through the walls to speakers I would have embedded into the bathroom walls. I want to place speakers on a shelf next to a power outlet and have them get their feed from the main system located in my living room. I don't know the best way to get the feed from my system to the bathroom speakers, also I would like suggestions about what speakers would best suite my bathroom.

 

Here I'll describe my setup. There are two devices currently that produce sound. One is an entertainment PC, and my XBox 360. Both have their audio outputs connected to my TV. This way I can use the one remote to control the output volume of either device. My TV is a Vizio VO320E. My TV then sends its audio to a 4 channel mixer via RCA audio output. The Mixer is a Eurorack UB802. I use this mixer so that I can plug in other devices on the fly if I so choose (ipod, droid bionic, guitars, etc...) as well as play with the EQ on the fly. The main out from the mixer is then sent to my Pioneer amp (VSX-D209) and then to my Fisher STV-9238 speakers and Panasonic SB-WA54 sub woofer.

The entrance to the bathroom is located about 15ft from the mixer. The bathroom isn't terribly large and has no sound deadening really, so there is a bit of reverb generated by the bathroom itself.

 

Ideally I'd like to have the hypothetical bathroom speakers get their feed from either the mixer or Pioneer amp. If we can keep it on the cheap that'd be ideal, but suggestions geared towards optimum quality would also do nicely. Hopefully someone has thought of a scenario like this or has dealt with a similar dilemma as well. Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to hearing your brainstorming.

 

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I want to do something similar, but am having a dilema how to do it.  

 

You could get wireless audio/video transmitters and receiver that supposedly work well enough, but that creates a need for a power amp to power the speakers on top of the wireless transmission.  

 

You could also get a Bluetooth audio transmitter and a simple bluetooth speaker, but the downside with bluetooth almost always is dropout and range.  I have a bluetooth receiver that works well, and doesn't sound terrible(like most of the previous generation bluetooth receivers), but it still suffers from random drop outs for reasons I do not know.  That is with the device in the same room as the receiver.

 

You could get something similar to this (http://www.amazon.com/JBL-WEM-1-Wireless-Amplifier-Expansion/dp/B001GXQOUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400458417&sr=8-1&keywords=wireless+speaker+amplifier) and that has the amplifier built into the receiver, but its by no means cheap.  

 

Couple different ways to do things, none of them are ideal i guess.  

 

I did happen to find some cheap wireless speakers with a transmitter, but no idea if they are worth a shit either.

http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Resistant-Wireless-Transmitter-SP-ESKY/dp/B00C2N3DTI/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1400458492&sr=8-10&keywords=sonos+transmitter

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