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Chaz wrote:

So I have four in wall wires, but I can only really use two. So I've got the two rears running off a Sonos Amp, then an Arc and Sub. They're all wireless, but you'd never know. And you can always wire them to the network if there's interference.

At least if you want to run more wires, it's possible to use the ones already there to pull more through.

Depending on your home (or spouse) situation you can always look at using flat speaker wire. Spackle then paint. Above was just an example, there are couple different brands out there, so do a bit of research (another example).

You can also sometimes pull the baseboards, run the wire behind that, and replace it again, although that depends on the thickness of the baseboards and the rug. Sometimes that's a huge PITA. If a wall has been painted poorly, so that paint slopped onto the baseboards, this can be particularly troublesome.

LouZiffer wrote:
Chaz wrote:

So I have four in wall wires, but I can only really use two. So I've got the two rears running off a Sonos Amp, then an Arc and Sub. They're all wireless, but you'd never know. And you can always wire them to the network if there's interference.

At least if you want to run more wires, it's possible to use the ones already there to pull more through.

Yeah, theoretically, but there's a really good chance he stapled the wires to the studs as he went. It'd also mean pulling them halfway around the room one way, then halfway back because of the dumbass way he did it. The route is further complicated because there's a fireplace in the way to get to the left channel, and the right is in a soffit above the kitchen cabinets. As it is, I was able to get the wires mostly hidden for whenever I need to use them again.

That flat speaker wire is pretty interesting though.

I went with the Yamaha MusicCast wireless system last year, with 2 wireless back surrounds. They work ok when they work, but they are subject to dropout, which may have more to do with my network congestion than their design. I do like the Yamaha receiver tho

Getting ready to finish up the 45th anniversary Blu-ray of Jaws once it gets dark with our janky backyard setup. It's really cool for a ~$250 1080p native projector.

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Perfect shot from that film.

Do you wear headphones or do your neighbors not care about the noise?

LeapingGnome wrote:

Do you wear headphones or do your neighbors not care about the noise?

We've let the neighbors know and they haven't had any issues so far. I have a tiny, tiny amp that I hooked up a couple really crappy bookshelf speakers to. I do proactively turn it down during action stuff and up during dialogue which is a little annoying. There really isn't any bass, so that's probably the main thing that would get annoying and carry. We also are kinda limiting it from 9:30 to 12:30 or so because we generally don't stay up past that and that's the only time when it's dark enough during the summer.

It's an old neighborhood where the houses are spaced pretty far apart.

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