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post #91 of 120 Old 08-20-2008, 10:36 AM
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I have an Onkyo 705 7.1 system.

Is it possible to use the Rocketfish for both the back surr, and surr (4 speakers) in a 7.1 setting?
I am trying to go wireless for all 4 back and surr speakers.

not sure if it would be overpowered and short the adapter....
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not sure if it would be overpowered and short the adapter....

I am talking about using 2 sets of Rocketfish wireless.
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I tried the Rocketfish last night and it worked pretty good until I tried to watch a movie wirelessly through my Mediagate player. It turned into a slideshow and as soon as I turned off the sender the movie played flawlessly again. I have the Audioengine solution on the way, I hope it does better.
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Unfortunately I'm not having any luck with the Audioengine either. Like the Rocketfish it performs well until I try to watch a movie wirelessly.
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I decided to pick up the rocketfish today to eliminate wires I had running under a rug which weren't very well hidden. So far I am pleased. For surround sounds it seems to power my fairly large, old Infinity speakers quite well. It was a bit glitchy when I was first setting it up and calibrating it, but so far this afternoon it's been fine watching college football. I'll report later if my impressions change after further use.

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Gave Rocketfish a real test last night with Dead Space. I am *very* pleased with how well the tiny amp is powering my speakers. I am very happy with the product so far.

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How about using an FM transmitter with a receiver?

You can get a decent FM/stereo receiver with plenty of power in 2ch mode with an FM transmitter for under $100 total that would outperform most wireless speaker kits.
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I have a Samsung HT-TX52 HTIB and am looking to change over to a wireless system for the rear speakers.

I was thinking of using the rocketfish wireless speaker kit, but I noticed that it only supports 4-16 ohm speakers and my rear speakers are 3 ohms (per label on the back). Some sites have suggested that the difference in power will be minimal and I should be ok if I'm not blasting the system but I'm not sure if that'll work.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

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I picked up one of these to try out. It works pretty good except when I turned my system up to reference volume, I heard some loud crackling out of my rear speakers (M&K K5), so I quickly backed the volume down a bit.
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I am talking about using 2 sets of Rocketfish wireless.

has anybody used 2 rocketfishes in the same system?

i have one and it works fine for my polk rtia3 surrounds, but i really need a receiver for each speaker.

the KEF wireless system has a receiver/amp for each speaker, but that thing is $600 and i don't feel like spending $600 if another $100 rocketfish would do the trick.
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Was hoping it could use 2 sets of rocketfish to power my 7.1 back speakers. 1 for the side-rear speakers and 1 for the rear speakers. Anybody know if this will work?
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I have these Klipsch speakers:
http://www.klipsch.com/products/deta...intet-iii.aspx

Will they work ok with this Rocketfish unit?
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I have these Klipsch speakers:
http://www.klipsch.com/products/deta...intet-iii.aspx

Will they work ok with this Rocketfish unit?

Yes they should work well as they appear to have an impedance of 8 ohms. In fact due to them being pretty efficient they should play to quite loud levels with the small rocketfish amp.
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I have the Onkyo HT-SR600 5.1 and am going to be moving in a few months and I am thinking wired rear speakers is not going to be an option given the layout.

I read this post and noticed people having a question in regards to the Rocketfish only putting out 50 Watts, when the Onkyo puts out 105/speaker.

I am not a huge audio person so I am not sure exactly what this means.

Any help on this and any updated comments on Rocketfish would be appreciated.

Thanks
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I recently purchased the Rocketfish wireless kit, and I realize I am late to this party, but I wanted to let everyone know that they work great! I have my receiver unit under my couch and about 20 feet from the transmitter. No glitches and no problems. I did manually set my audio delay to the surrounds to about 15ms, and that prevents any echo effect. I will set up the system using my Denon's Audessy autosetup. Just wanted to let others know that this is a very viable option.

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Another altenrative is the following wireless unit: wireless surround sound. They do have specs on their site.
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Another altenrative is the following wireless unit: wireless surround sound. They do have specs on their site.

Or the JBL WEM-1. Excellent reviews on Amazon.com albeit more expensive-$229. Also rated at 50 watts.
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Purchased the Rocketfish for the surrounds and I've got them hooked up correctly on my Onkyo 706 (as surrounds - not rear). Anyway, I get the signal handshake initially but it drops in a couple of minutes. No interfering 2.4 signals in the house and the sender/receiver are within 15 feet of each other. Sounds great when connected but like I said, that only lasts for a couple minutes. Could it be output settings (impedance or other) not being able to be detected or faulty Rocketfish? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
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OK - how about an easier question regarding the Rocketfish wireless rear: could a 2.4 GHz (G) wireless network interfere with the Rocketfish sender/receiver handshake? The Rocketfish works great for about 5-10 minutes but then the signal drops and the wireless sender/receiver indicator lights go from solid to flashing with no signal. Any ideas and is that known to happen - does the Rocketfish need to have a solid signal for the sender/receiver to stay synced? If I unplug the power from the sender and plug it back it, it will sync for another 10 minutes or so (solid light), then it drops again??? Faulty unit or signal interference?

I'd imagine someone knows about this (Bestbuy folks or general users?) so please post it up - it's driving me crazy! Thanks
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I've been using this kit to connect rear surround speakers for more a year and it has been great. Regarding 2.4Ghz interference, I did not experience it. Perhaps it's matter which wireless router you're using (i.e. how smart the router is in detecting the interference and changing to a different channel to avoid it).
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I'm also using this kit without problems in the presence of a wireless router.
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I'm also using this kit without problems in the presence of a wireless router.

I'm glad somebody is still interested in this thread! Do you leave the transmitter on all the time? I was using a Smart Strip to turn it on/off, with the TV as the power controller. However, the speakers always make a rather loud pop sound, which I think is the result of the audio surge from the receiver when the receiver is turned on right after that. I've tried to program my remote to turn the receiver on about 3 seconds after the TV and the Rocketfish transmitter were on, but it did not eliminate the speakers pop. I leave the transmitter on all the time now, since delaying the receiver power on for more than 3 seconds makes the power on sequence too long to wait for. The white noise from the rear speakers is very low, I can't hear it anyway.

I'm interested to hear from others who experienced this pop sound and how to solve the problem.
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I leave the transmitter and receiver on all of the time. As for popping speakers, it's never happened in my set up.
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I leave the transmitter and receiver on all of the time. As for popping speakers, it's never happened in my set up.

No popping sound on my system either if I leave the transmitter and receiver on all the time. Only when I turn off the transmitter as part of my system shut off sequence, and then turn it on the next time it will pop
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I posted this in another thread...

Just out of curiosity...what do you guys have the volume knob set at on your kit? I haven't had the chance to hook mine up yet, but I didn't know if there is a sweet spot with this system. Thanks!
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^ Please see my post in the other thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post18974128
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^ Please see my post in the other thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post18974128

Thank's again for your help.
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I have 2 x Right/left rear channel speaker - External - 100 Watt - 4 Ohm speakers from Samsung. They are from an old HTIB. I had to get a new receiver so I bought a Yamaha RX465.

I recently moved and bought this Rocketfish kit thinking it would work. I am not really good with technical stuff. The Rocketfish manual states 2X25 Watt. I am assuming this means that my 2X100 Watt speakers wont work.

Am i correct in my assumption?
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They'll work.
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