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post #1 of 5 Old 07-30-2014, 04:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Wiring my House via a Receiver

I have the great chance of building my house. If I do so I would like to wire my house for sound in at least 3 areas. I figured I could save money if I did it my self using an A/V Receiver and an AMP. I am a big fan of Pioneer, so I would be toying with one of their A/V systems. So for those who have done this, what feed back do you have.

My thoughts are in the HT room Sacrifice a 9.2 set up and go with a 5.2. That would give me 4 speakers left 2 in the living room area and 2 for outdoors. In the living room, I would like to eventually have a LP player with the two speakers for Hi Fi audio. Is there any limitation as to how far a LP cable can run before it starts to lose quality?

While this project is still at the very least 1 year away would the latest Pioneer A/V receivers fit the bill? Is there something around the corner that would be worth waiting for? If if were to add an amp, I would more than likely go with something from Emotiva (Fits the budget). Would I be best served to go with one of those huge 5 channel blocks for 5.2 in the basement or a small 2 channel for the Hi Fi in the living room. If I have to play both or even all three at the same time?

As fas as speaker wires and connectors and even out door speakers, I would opt to get all of those items from mono price.
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I have the great chance of building my house. If I do so I would like to wire my house for sound in at least 3 areas. I figured I could save money if I did it my self using an A/V Receiver and an AMP. I am a big fan of Pioneer, so I would be toying with one of their A/V systems. So for those who have done this, what feed back do you have.

My thoughts are in the HT room Sacrifice a 9.2 set up and go with a 5.2. That would give me 4 speakers left 2 in the living room area and 2 for outdoors. In the living room, I would like to eventually have a LP player with the two speakers for Hi Fi audio. Is there any limitation as to how far a LP cable can run before it starts to lose quality?

While this project is still at the very least 1 year away would the latest Pioneer A/V receivers fit the bill? Is there something around the corner that would be worth waiting for? If if were to add an amp, I would more than likely go with something from Emotiva (Fits the budget). Would I be best served to go with one of those huge 5 channel blocks for 5.2 in the basement or a small 2 channel for the Hi Fi in the living room. If I have to play both or even all three at the same time?

As fas as speaker wires and connectors and even out door speakers, I would opt to get all of those items from mono price.
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Well, Pioneer recently sold their home video/audio division, so your brand loyalty might come to a quick end.

What you want to do is complex enough to merit the attention of a home theater specialist. An initial consultation shouldn't cost anything, and from it you would get a clear idea of costs.

I've used my local guy three times. He makes most of his money through equipment sales. While I could beat his prices on gear by about 5%, that's not much to pay for his expertise. His installation charges are quite reasonable -- less than I pay my auto mechanic.
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Well, Pioneer recently sold their home video/audio division, so your brand loyalty might come to a quick end.

What you want to do is complex enough to merit the attention of a home theater specialist. An initial consultation shouldn't cost anything, and from it you would get a clear idea of costs.

I've used my local guy three times. He makes most of his money through equipment sales. While I could beat his prices on gear by about 5%, that's not much to pay for his expertise. His installation charges are quite reasonable -- less than I pay my auto mechanic.
Wow so this year maybe the last year to get true Pio Gear. Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to make my purchases come this time next year.
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Wow so this year maybe the last year to get true Pio Gear. Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to make my purchases come this time next year.
It's sold to Onkyo and will be rebranded as Onkyo-Poinkyo.
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