Originally Posted by Shawn Barrere
so, I almost have my system set up, when I realize that my contractors buried my sub wire somewhere inside my wall. So, best buy wants 170 to run a new wire, and I'm dying to hear my new sub. Question is, are there any good wireless sub kits out now? I see rocketfish has one for 60, but some people complain that it cuts out at low signal. Are there any good, dependable ones for under 100? And what are the best options.
I have had good luck with this cheap one
from Amazon. (though I think it was cheaper when I bought it.
All of these devices will operate on the 2.4Ghz band, (along with bluetooth, cordless phones, microwave ovens, and 2.4ghz wifi) or the 5Ghz band (along with 5Ghz Wifi), so how well a wireless sub kit works is going to depend very much on your neighborhood.
If in a densly populated neighborhood with lots of wifi users and cordless phone users, you'll probably have trouble with a 2.4Ghz unit. A 5Ghz unit will likely work better, as 5Ghz signals have trouble going through walls, so your home will be more insulated, but if you are in a sufficiently dense area even those won't work well, and then wired is your solution.
If you live in a single family home in the suburbs or in a rural area any of them will likely work well, as long as it isn't too close to your microwave.
When I first started using the one I linked above, I used it for my zone 2 in my kitchen. It failed at this role, as every time the microwave went on, my sound would cut out.
Then I moved it to the livingroom for HT sub duty, and it has performed very well in that role. Never had a problem, and having more distance between it and the microwave means it doesn't cut out anymore.
For reference, I live in a medium density suburb in a single family home, so the 2.4Ghz and 5ghz bands while not completely open aren't THAT congested.