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Old 07-22-2010, 05:13 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm buying a new Plasma TV next week and I'll want to buy better speaker to go with it. I've thought about going the who soundbar route, because I don't want to run wires all over the place. I'm open to a sound system (in a box) that has wireless rear speakers.

I'll be watching blu-rays and playing Xbox. Preferably a system under $1000 absolute max. Thanks
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:23 PM
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Size of room?

I really suggest against a HTIB that comes with wireless rear speakers

However there is a $100 you can get to make any set of speakers into rear wireless speakers
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The room is about 13 foot by 15 foot, with the TV on the 13 foot wall and the couch about 10 feet away.

Question: I know that with wireless set ups, the speakers still have to be plugged in, but do the rear speakers still have wires aside from the cable? (like going from one to the other)?
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Question: I know that with wireless set ups, the speakers still have to be plugged in, but do the rear speakers still have wires aside from the cable? (like going from one to the other)?

They will generally have a receiving unit with a power cord and a wire for each speaker. They save you from running wires from the front to the rear, but they do not eliminate all wires.

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That makes sense.
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Reciever
Denon AVR-1611
Speakers
Energy Take Classic 5.1
Wireless kit for rear speakers
Rocketfish - Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit

Another option would be the Denon DHT-591ba HTIB with the wireless kit (For reviews look at the DHT590ba as the 591 is just an updated reciever)
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FWIW, I use the Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit with a pair of 6 ohm surround speakers (former used as FL/FR from a Sony HT-7000DH HTIB) in a secondary 5.1 HT set-up/room of somewhat larger dimensions than what you've described. The kit works great.
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FWIW, I use the Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit with a pair of 6 ohm surround speakers (former used as FL/FR from a Sony HT-7000DH HTIB) in a secondary 5.1 HT set-up/room of somewhat larger dimensions than what you've described. The kit works great.

How do you like the sound quality from the rear speakers with that system?
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How do you like the sound quality from the rear speakers with that system?

It's fine - plenty of volume and no distortion. IMO if the kit is properly installed and working as intended then the SQ from the surrounds will be dependent on the speakers and not the wireless kit.
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I'm in the market for nearly the same only my budget is lower ($600.)
I have a Panasonic tcp54g25, PS3, Comcast 8300 HD Box, Wii.
So i need 3 HDMI Input (+1 optical for the Wii).
I favor this at the moment:
AV Receiver: Pioneer VSX520K $200
5.1 Speaker Set: Yamaha NS-SP1800L $122
Wireless Kit for RearSpeakers: RocketFish RF-WHTIB $105

other Receiver Option:
Onkyo TX-SR308 @$218

other Speaker Options:
Polk RM705 @$279
Polk RM6750 @$228

as long as Sets go...i'm thinking about:
Onkyo HT-S3300 @$329
Sony HT-SS360 @$239
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Polk RM6750 5.1 speaker set with Onkyo TX-SR308 / Pioneer VSX-520 is what I would recommend

The Yamaha speaker set is a too cheap and poor performing
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It's fine - plenty of volume and no distortion. IMO if the kit is properly installed and working as intended then the SQ from the surrounds will be dependent on the speakers and not the wireless kit.

Just out of curiosity...what do you have the volume knob at on your kit?
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I'm buying a new Plasma TV next week and I'll want to buy better speaker to go with it. I've thought about going the who soundbar route, because I don't want to run wires all over the place. I'm open to a sound system (in a box) that has wireless rear speakers.

I'll be watching blu-rays and playing Xbox. Preferably a system under $1000 absolute max. Thanks



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Just out of curiosity...what do you have the volume knob at on your kit?

Per the manual, remember that the Volume Control on the Rocketfish Receiver is only to adjust the balance between your front (FL/FR) and rear (SL/SR) speakers. That said, it's been a while since I set up that rig but IIRC, I set the knob at around mid-range.
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Per the manual, remember that the Volume Control on the Rocketfish Receiver is only to adjust the balance between your front (FL/FR) and rear (SL/SR) speakers. That said, it's been a while since I set up that rig but IIRC, I set the knob at around mid-range.

Thank you. I have not actually unpacked the system yet, so I just assumed it was a volume knob. Thank you again for your response.
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You're welcome. Please post your opinion of the rig once you get it set up.
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You're welcome. Please post your opinion of the rig once you get it set up.

I got everything set up. I paired the wireless kit with a Denon receiver. It was extremely easy to set up and I am more than thrilled with the sound quality. I am lucky that my Denon has the audyssey function, so it only optimized the sound. I was hesitant at first because I thought I would loose some sound quality, but I personally have not noticed a difference. I have the receiver next to my wireless router and I have not experienced any issues with signal loss or interference. I have surfed the net on my wireless laptop and the internet speed has slowed a little, but nothing to be alarmed about. I do keep the system on 24/7. I would recommend this kit to anyone, who like me, have no choice but to go wireless for the rear speakers.
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I have had the same kind of results with my set-up. I have the Rocketfish transmitter next to my wireless router and when surfing the 'net with my laptop I typically am sitting next to the Rocketfish receiver. I have experienced absolutely no interference or signal loss issues. Better still, the SQ from the surrounds is clear and undistorted. Like you I was a little worried about how this lash up would perform but since I didn't have a convenient way to run wires to the surround speakers, I gave it a shot. I'm quite pleased with the result and wouldn't hesitate to set up another system this way. Enjoy
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