Bedroom HT as Alarm Clock?

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  1. Ryan Bush

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    Is there any way I could rig my HT system to function as my alarm clock? Normal alarm clocks are a joke, I could sleep through 20 of them simultaneously going off. Right now I use a large Sony system as my alarm clock, with the volume cranked way up on a Rammstein CD. When I replace it with my Onkyo/Axiom/Rava setup the Sony is going to go. I'd be willing to spend up to $100 for this capability, if I need a timer or something.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. John H

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    Actually there is nothing more invigorating than waking up to high amplitude 20Hz frequency bursts. [​IMG]
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  3. Fred Seger

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    you could hook it up to a computer. there are several free alarm clock programs that will play songs, wav files, ringing and buzzes
     
  4. GabrielC

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    That's exactly what I do right now to wake myself up, I hook it up to my computer. An easy to use free program is Ultraplayer, it's primarily an MP3 player, but has doubled as a lifesaver once in a while [​IMG]
    Only problem is I've started to develop this bad habit of turning the power off the receiver once the alarm goes off :b
     
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    if you're willing to push that dollar figure up a wee bit you can pick up a pronto from www.janr.com for $130 (call them) and use a timer function to call what ever you want. Besides you'd then have a kick ass remote[​IMG]
     
  6. Ryan Bush

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    Ok, let's see, the system is going to be hooked up to computer anyway, so I can go that route. For that to work, would the receiver have to stay on all night? Is staying on all night acceptable?

    I'm not familiar with all of the functions of the Pronto. I don't know if I want to rely on having a remote pointed at my system to wake up, but I'll look into it.

    Thanks for the ideas so far guys.
     
  7. Ryan Bush

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    I would appreciate some input on if it's ok to leave a receiver on all night every night. Does anyone think that could have a negative impact on the receiver?
     
  8. GabrielC

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    I've asked that question before, and in general everybody says that it's fine. (The only exception might be if you own a Sony receiver, if you've read the thread about them smoking people's speakers, you'll know why [​IMG] )
    I leave mine on almost all the time, except when I know I won't need it for a relatively long time.
     
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    Interesting idea. I've never had problems getting up in the morning, but if I did this would probably work. [​IMG]
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  10. Andrew Pratt

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    the signal strenght of the pronto is so strong that you won't need to point it at the gear...if its in the same room as the HT it will work fine. I regularily control my HT from the kitchen which is off to the side of the HT so there's no direct line of sight and it still works fine.
     
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    Andrew FYI, your link takes me to a porn site.
     
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    Didn't Andrew Dice Clay do this in Ford Fairlane?[​IMG]
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