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In-Ceiling Speakers and Home Theatre
9 replies to this topic
Posted April 08 2013 - 12:14 PM
Hello Gurus,I need your suggestions regarding my brand new in-ceiling Speakers that are installed by a builder for my new home. I've total 8 speakers in which 6 of them are in first level and 2 speakers are in my master bedroom upstairs. I've also want to setup my existing Bose speakers for my LCD TV that is in the living room. My requirement is to play each of them independently without disturbing other. That is 1)I would like to control TV volume through Bose speakers and 2) My wife can listen to music at the kitchen thats in the first level and 3) At the same time my son can listen to his music through upstairs speakers.Do i need to buy both multichannel Amplifier and the multi zone Receiver? Can you suggest any brand. My budget is $1000 for both. Appreciate your valuable suggestions.
Posted April 08 2013 - 01:22 PM
These 8 speakers...are these in a total of 4 rooms? Three rooms? Two rooms?
What Bose? Self-powered Acoustimass? 901? 701? 201? 101?
Posted April 08 2013 - 03:30 PM
Yes, They are in 4 rooms(1 pair in Kitchen, one in family, one in dining and one pair in upstairs bedroom). My Bose system is Acoustimass 16 II with sub-woofer. Thanks for the reply
Posted April 08 2013 - 04:16 PM
You need a 3 zone AVR, which means Onkyo. Nothing else is made that will include an amp for the other zones.
$600 for the rest...
There is this...
Now do you want floating zone? Or are you always going to be happy that zone 1 is "x place" and zone 2 is "x place"?
Anyway, this rounds out your budget.
Posted April 08 2013 - 04:24 PM
you also need some form of volume control.
Posted April 09 2013 - 12:27 PM
Thanks for the reply. Can you suggest on volume controls.
Posted April 09 2013 - 12:39 PM
This replaces the third thing I linked...
So, you are at $1200-ish, bargain basement.
I can't find(on Amazon) a 2x4 analog matrix with volume control. Everywhere I look otherwise...they are $600+ anyway.
Posted April 09 2013 - 12:42 PM
Your "budget" is useless for this endeavor.
There is your, easy to use, 4 zone control. Should have been put in the same time as the speakers.
Otherwise, how do you intend to "control" it?
The $1200 I link before, you have to go to the room where the matrix is to change inputs, change volume and everything else.
Problems in your $1000 budget.
1. You don't have room for an AVR with Zone 2/3 pre-out. Just line-out (line out means you need external volume control. Pre-out means your AVR has volume control. Nothing fits in your budget with pre-out)
2. Amps for 4 zone are $300+, if you chose an AVR with Zone 2/3 pre-out.
3. Since you don't have room for an "appropriate AVR", and the pre-plan wasn't done, you need an AVR to control it all.
Raise your budget.
Edited by schan1269, April 09 2013 - 12:48 PM.
Posted April 09 2013 - 12:54 PM
And before you ask...
"Can I have the AVR power it all?"
http://www.amazon.co...ds=Onkyo nr3010 (cheapest one, from ANYBODY*)
If you want an AVR with Zone pre-out...
http://www.amazon.co...eywords=avr3313 (pretty sure this is the cheapest 3 zone with zone pre-out. Otherwise, if there is a cheaper one, it won't be much less anyway)
http://www.amazon.co...annel amplifier (you need 4 of them)
And you still need this...(from the link above)
*And even at that, your lose out on the "6" of your Acoustimass...
Edited by schan1269, April 09 2013 - 12:57 PM.
Posted April 10 2013 - 02:14 PM
Edited by kcs007, April 10 2013 - 02:15 PM.
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