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Not sure if those security cams are a good deal or not?

Not a ton of stuff on there.....
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For in-ceiling speakers - what would you all recommend?

I need roughly 10 of those flush ceiling mounted speakers - want decent output - only two will be for rear surrounds the rest will just need to be solid for ambiance music or whatever.
Decent price -- when you need 10 it's $250 instead of $1500. Are the HSU better? Probably. Are they 6x times better? No way. I have a pair of these mounted up on my ceiling over head for the recent AVR comparison to use as ATMOS speakers. They worked fine for that, everyone could tell when they were on and the Atmos AVR won the day while using the Sonys.
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Anything that looks great?

How long are patch panel cables? 0.5 ft good enough?
Should be long enough if your patch panel and switch are mounted above/below each other.
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Decent price -- when you need 10 it's $250 instead of $1500. Are the HSU better? Probably. Are they 6x times better? No way. I have a pair of these mounted up on my ceiling over head for the recent AVR comparison to use as ATMOS speakers. They worked fine for that, everyone could tell when they were on and the Atmos AVR won the day while using the Sonys.
http://www.amazon.com/Sposato-Sony-C...ds=sony+inwall
Maybe the HSUs for the main room...and your idea or these for the others?

What do you think re:these?

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Maybe the HSUs for the main room...and your idea or these for the others?

What do you think re:these?

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$51/pair http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

I have these in my home office. They're nothing special but certainly get the job done. One thing I like about round in-wall/ceiling speakers is the ability to use the circle cutter on the rotozip to make a perfect opening.
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$51/pair http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

I have these in my home office. They're nothing special but certainly get the job done. One thing I like about round in-wall/ceiling speakers is the ability to use the circle cutter on the rotozip to make a perfect opening.
Ordered 12 of these today - free shipping so jumped on it.

Will use for general music etc throughout house. Still looking for in-ceilings for the main TV room for rear surrounds and sides.
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12 of them ---- 24 speakers then?

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Alright, which RG6 to get?

Copper core or clad?

Help me decide....not sure why I can get the copper core cheaper...

Genesis Cable

Monoprice Cable

Pretty set on the CAT6 from Monoprice
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Finalized basement layout.

Framers are working away on the house....should be enclosed and start putting in windows next week - I would hope?

Got all my Cat6, RG6 and HDTV antenna for attic in....only other thing I think I need at this point for the cable pulls will be the method to label each one, the tools I'm borrowing from ya'll, and the boxes to nail into the studs.....carlton, cheaper?
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Finalized basement layout.

Framers are working away on the house....should be enclosed and start putting in windows next week - I would hope?

Got all my Cat6, RG6 and HDTV antenna for attic in....only other thing I think I need at this point for the cable pulls will be the method to label each one, the tools I'm borrowing from ya'll, and the boxes to nail into the studs.....carlton, cheaper?
Just let me know when it's closed in. I'm off the 22nd through the 2nd. We can get it knocked out then. I'll bring some toys along to make things go fast.

I used a Sharpie and some masking tape to label all of my wires during the rough in. You can always put "pretty" labels on when you cut things to finished length.
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Just let me know when it's closed in. I'm off the 22nd through the 2nd. We can get it knocked out then. I'll bring some toys along to make things go fast.

I used a Sharpie and some masking tape to label all of my wires during the rough in. You can always put "pretty" labels on when you cut things to finished length.
I'm hoping we are to that point over winter break so can get it knocked out while kids out of school and family around so I can sneak away.

They got the stairs to the 2nd floor in, I'm guessing they get done framing this week, windows in by Christmas.

Starting to plan the spots for things - I think I'll walk through the house once roof is fully on and mark all the spots.

Would you wait to do the runs until after electrical? Think that'll be into January for sure
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There are a ton of Nebraska people on here. GBR!

I'd like to see pictures when it's all done. I wanted a shuffle board, but after I add the foosball and pool table I'm not going to have much room. I will definitely be putting it in the next house.

Do you know anyone that knows much about audio around the Kearney area?
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Would you wait to do the runs until after electrical? Think that'll be into January for sure
Ideally, yes. Just knew I'd have more flexibility on time in the next couple weeks.
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I'll provide beer and some sort of food. Beer choices?

So they are getting it dried in, windows went in yesterday, covered deck and rest of roof look done by today but I'm guessing with the two holidays weeks electrical would be mid-late January so hope we can find a weekend.

I have the Cat6 purchased, RG6, and speaker wire for runs.

Anything else I need? Any 1-2" tubing for runs or some of this race track stuff for the main arteries?
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@dmbandtimmy no idea on kearney people! sorry

So this thread has devolved into a house building exercise, but maybe this will help...

I think I'm going 100% clean setup on my great room - I only want the TV on the wall and THAT IS IT. I think anyways...wall hung 65-70" 4k TV on the wall, and no cabinets, etc underneath. All electronics in the media closet. IR extender and hdmi through wall to the TV.

But....speakers...!

What do I do for the front mains and center? Any ideas?

I'm at framing stage so if I pick out the mains now I can get the framing to reflect that and if too deep can box in a foot into the master to satisfy mounting depth needs.

Suggestions? Looking for solid output, its a sizeable space. Probably will get some sweet subs later but have floor spots for those.

I'll probably look at ceiling mounting the surrounds still, though the ceiling is pretty dang high at that point ~16ft or more....but flat.

Photos soon.....
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Not sure if I have the $$$ for Triads in walls and in ceiling and in wall surrounds...
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HuskerOmaha,

When you come over to hear my Mackies...you can make up your own mind if that would be something to consider. They are inexpensive, and perform well above their price point IMO. Two channel critical listeners need not apply, even though they aren't at all bad for music - the idea of a cheap PA speaker for two channel use in this hobby is offensive to most on this forum. Funny because as DJ speakers these things get solid 5 star reviews everywhere. They translate pretty well to the home environment IMO.

I think they are fantastic for cinema, and they can go loud and clean for music. All channel stereo with matching Mackie speakers is like a club/dj experience -- which is pretty fun in its own right.

Doesn't have to be Mackie, but PA speakers are excellent for Home Theater use IMO. JTR, QSC, Mackie - whatever.


So when are you coming by KC?

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You can use the DIYSoundGroup Volt-8 or Volt-10 speakers in an infinite baffle in the wall or ceiling. Ryan has the Volt-10's so maybe you could listen to them.

You can add some passive radiators to the Volt-10 design for more bass output.

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DVR options? Likely only using OTA digital for quite a while so what options do I have for that?
@W00lly @rkinmoval and whomever else - wiring next weekend for whomever is game - plumbing rough in is almost done.

When would you guys be available to swing by for a few hours if at all? Got a bunch of junk to run.

Will PM with tools and etc - trying to get the Atlantic Tech in walls ordered so we can block those out
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HTPC with Home Run TV tuner. Can use various media center apps to set timers.

Keep me posted on the HVAC progress this week. Next weekend should work for me.
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HTPC with Home Run TV tuner. Can use various media center apps to set timers.

Keep me posted on the HVAC progress this week. Next weekend should work for me.
@desertdome Does J River have a DVR yet? #toolazytolookup
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