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post #1 of 5 Old 08-04-2012, 08:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello,

I am looking for a solution to provide dedicated sound to my bathroom. I bought a portable bose bluetooth speaker and although i like it, the sound is muffled when i am in the shower.

I am building a new house and am looking for a solution to provide dedicated audio that I can send from my iphone to just those speakers. I initially thought of doing an in-wall iport and having that hard wired to an A/V receiver which would power an in wall speaker that is located in the ceiling above my shower. But I didn't really want to install the iport b/c if rumors are true, this will eventually become obsolete when apple introduces their new connector with iphone 5. I was wanting to do something that would not become obsolete.

What I was thinking was one or two speakers installed in the ceiling above my shower that is/are directly powered by hardwiring to the house's electrical system so I don't have to worry about batteries or any a/v receiver to power it. I want it to be bluetooth compatible so I can directly play wirelessly from my iphone/ipad/whatever other bluetooth device I want.

Does anybody know of anything like this? I tried searching the internet and these forums to no avail.

Thanks in advance!
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If a product like I detailed in my OP doesn't exist, would a setup like this work (pic from an amazon.com reviewer)?



This is a Logitech bluetooth speaker adapter hooked up to an inexpensive ($20) independent amp that gets great reviews. Just hide these under a cabinet or something and have them always plugged in. And run speaker wire from the amp to some inexpensive in wall speakers.

I'd still prefer an all-in-one solution as discussed above, but this would suffice if you guys think it would work.
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Hi,
Im looking to do the same thing you did last year. Looks like you did a lot of research to figure this out.
Please let me know how you made out.
Thanks, Bill
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Have any of you decided what you are doing? I'm in a similar situation, 160sqft bathroom and i'd like to put in recessed speakers with a receiver mounted in the wall/cabinet. I was thinking maybe marine speakers & radio like the Clarion M502 hooked up to a 12VDC power converter.
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First of all, if you're going to the trouble of installing in wall speakers - don't use crummy gear, like that Lepai amp.

Second, I really wouldn't want powered speakers in a bathroom. Too much potential for problems.

Just use regular speakers, run to a source and an amp. There are a ton of amps designed for in-house systems.

For iPhone - Airplay is another option for source, integrated into a lot of apps. Maybe one of these:
http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/

Amp options:
http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6

http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-DTA-100a-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B004JK8BDK

http://www.amazon.com/Russound-X75-2-Channel-Source-Amplifier/dp/B003OAKADA

And of course the Sonos gear is another option.
http://www.sonos.com/system
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