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Dayton In Wall Audio Splitter

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Mathew Shelby, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Mathew Shelby

    Mathew Shelby Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a very inexpensive surround sound system for whole house audio. I have tentatively ordered this system from PE and wanted to get feedback from those who have used it. I am going to be powering it through a spare HK AV525. Will I need any additional amplification? I do not plan to run all the speakers in all rooms at the same time. According to the wiring diagram given on PE's website, I ran two sets of 14/2 speaker wire from the homerun location to each volume control and from each volume control, I ran speaker wire to each speaker.

    This will be located at the homerun location:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-542

    These are the recommended volume controls:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-548

    I am not looking for hometheater quality sound here, I have another system for that, just for background music in different rooms of the house.
     
  2. StephenHa

    StephenHa Well-Known Member

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    I've used those connectors and volume controls and have been very happy with them
     
  3. Mathew Shelby

    Mathew Shelby Well-Known Member

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    One question about them...are they very deep, do I need electrical boxes w/o backs on them?
     
  4. StephenHa

    StephenHa Well-Known Member

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    I usually use the cheapy backless boxes anyway, they stick out the back the same as the front about an inch and a half or so
     
  5. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt Well-Known Member

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    They aren’t “cheapie,” they’re designed that way for a purpose. They’re for low-voltage applications, like the one we’re talking about here, as well as phone, networking, CATV, etc. Code only requires electrical boxes to be fully enclosed; the open-backed box, or even a framed hole in the wall, is suitable for most everything else.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  6. StephenHa

    StephenHa Well-Known Member

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    you've never met a MI electrical inspector, I had to argue that they were ok for what I was doing, I use the word cheapy basically as a descriptor.
     

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