Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Steps from the beach in Margaritaville (a state of mind between Inebriation and Sahuarita), AZ
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I'm looking to distribute audio from the components in my theater room to various rooms throughout the house (including patio/outdoors) - and I want to do it without running a bunch of speaker wires and/or CAT5 (etc.) control cables.
Ideally, I'm looking for an interference-free wireless transmitter that can simultaneously send to multiple receiver-amplifiers with very good fidelity. Each receiver-amp should be hidden (in-wall or in the attic or a closet) and controlled either via a standard wall-plate controller or via a very simple remote control. On/off/mute and volume up/down is all the control I need.
If this can't be done (or can't be done affordably), I'm perfectly willing to kludge it together as a DIY project. I've considered getting an FM stereo transmitter and putting good old-fashioned stereo receivers in the attic/closets with IR repeaters for controlling them.I've also thought about using UPNP/DLNA and network receivers (again, in the attic/closets with IR repeaters for controlling them) - but all the network receivers I've seen are for home theater use and therefore multi-channel. Overkill for my application. I've thought about wireless transmitter/receiver combos feeding basic amplifiers but I'm not sure how to control volume in that scenario.
If I have to, I'm willing to run a CAT5 cable to each remote zone, but I'd rather not.
There must be a simple, affordable way to accomplish this. I'd sure like to hear from anyone who has accomplished it.