Originally Posted by nexus14
I am having difficulty finding what it is that I am looking for. I type in "wireless speakers" in Amazon but it doesn't appear to help
You can't find anything because there aren't any wireless systems that are any good. Especially in a "commercial" environment (the rooms may be constructed using aluminum studs, not wood), you're going to get interference and static - hardly what you want for a "relaxing" atmosphere. Heck, I tried a pair of wireless headphones at work, and even though I was less than 2 feet
away from the transmitter, the reception was terrible.
$300 is pushing it, no matter how you slice it. I would think that getting extra iPods and a dock/speaker like this
might actually be the cheapest approach. True, the same music won't necessarily be playing in every room at the same time, but who will notice?
What you were trying to look for is a distributed audio system - here's a package from Parts-Express
- it includes four pairs of speakers, 4 volume controls, and an amplifier that can power the whole thing. Honestly, I think that's a pretty good deal ($730) for what you get - but that was the first place I looked and just grabbed that as an example - more searching might yield better results.
If the system HAS to play the same thing in every room, then you really are looking at a wired system across all three rooms. If you can relax the requirement that they all play the same thing at the same time, that opens up a lot more options, and will bring the cost down.