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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By piper1st
If you buy the Connect's, then you will need...

If you buy the Connect's, then you will need seperate amps to drive the speakers. Apart from anything else, this complicates the volume control, and is an extra plug socket. The Connect:Amp keeps...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-07-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By piper1st
Quote:Originally Posted by stefan.hallen...

Quote:Originally Posted by stefan.hallen http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21978534)

You'll never regret running "too many" cables.


+1 !!
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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-08-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,920
Posted By piper1st
I have a Gefen 4x4 Matrix, but i have not really...

I have a Gefen 4x4 Matrix, but i have not really had a chance to use it properly yet. As mentioned, the likes of the Octavia brand has built in IR ... mine doesn't and can be quite costly ... see my...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-06-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
hi edpowers! To be honest, this is what i...

hi edpowers! To be honest, this is what i thought this sort of equipment would cost! This is a massive help to me ... thanks for taking the time to share your experience!! Great to hear of success...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-02-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
cheers for the input ... but i have already...

cheers for the input ... but i have already bought the Gefen HDMI Matrix ... so looking for an IR solution. Any more suggestions?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
Sorry for the delay with this, been caught up...

Sorry for the delay with this, been caught up with other problems with the flat. Anyway, on recommendations from you kind people, I have been pricing a basic IR system for my four rooms with a 4x4...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-17-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
Quote:Originally Posted by TVAddikt...

Quote:Originally Posted by TVAddikt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21148171)

I have read a lot of good things about the Hot Link pro XL system....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
Quote:Originally Posted by TVAddikt...

Quote:Originally Posted by TVAddikt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21148171)

I have read a lot of good things about the Hot Link pro XL system....
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-30-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By piper1st
Yeah, 3 CAT cables per room is a minimum, if you...

Yeah, 3 CAT cables per room is a minimum, if you get the chance, the cable is quite cheap and worth thinking about future proofing ... the more the better:

2 x for HDMI
1 x Ethernet
1 x...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
Thanks for your replies guys! Jeff, that diagram...

Thanks for your replies guys! Jeff, that diagram you linked to was a great help to me, thanks a million!!! http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

I've done a good bit of...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-28-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
Can anyone help me?...

Can anyone help me? http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/frown.gif
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-28-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By piper1st
glad to hear you've got plenty of CAT6, you'll...

glad to hear you've got plenty of CAT6, you'll be fine with that. Have you got any idea how your going to do the IR?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By piper1st
I am also doing this, almost exactly the same as...

I am also doing this, almost exactly the same as your setup, but i am a few months ahead of you and using this site regularly to help me (even though i am a sound engineer/acoustic consultant, i'd...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By piper1st
Hi. I'm in the process of laying the last...

Hi.

I'm in the process of laying the last few wires of my system during the rewire and i've been putting off IR as it totally confuses me. I have wired for a media cupboard in my hallway serving...
Forum: Speakers   09-02-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By piper1st
yeah, thats what i've found so far, most...

yeah, thats what i've found so far, most pendants are for alarms or voice paging, so some of the spec sheets i've looked at have had very narrow frequency responses etc.

I I used in-ceiling...
Forum: Speakers   08-31-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By piper1st
Anyone else using pendant speakers or have any...

Anyone else using pendant speakers or have any experience of them?

Cheers,
Ross
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By piper1st
Thanks for your relies guys! kwkshift -...

Thanks for your relies guys!

kwkshift - yeah, its hard to know what you have to spend to get half decent sound.

ambesolman - those Polk Audio Atrium Sat's look ace!! if only i had a garden to...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By piper1st
I did a search but this isn't a well covered...

I did a search but this isn't a well covered topic, so i am hoping for some help/input.

I am currently refurbishing a traditional tenement flat and i am looking for some suggestions and...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,761
Posted By piper1st
This thread has been really helpful for me as...

This thread has been really helpful for me as i'm mid install and been asking myself the same question, so i've been reading with great interest. Cheers everyone!

I have more input devices...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-01-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By piper1st
Just wanted to chuck in ... I've found reading...

Just wanted to chuck in ... I've found reading this thread really helpful for my setup and a good read. thanks!
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-01-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By piper1st
Haha ... i can still use feet! LoL!! I was...

Haha ... i can still use feet! LoL!!

I was thinking of a 4x4 HDMI matrix, and the HDMI runs are 3 x 10m (33 feet) and 1 x 15m (50 feet), so i was thought i'd be ok for cable length? I was using...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-01-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By piper1st
Thank you for all your replies! That artical...

Thank you for all your replies! That artical really worried me, but you have managed to set my mind at ease ... i was getting in a bit of a panic for a minute there!

CAT 6 it is! =0) I'm just...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-30-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By piper1st
My flat is in the middle of re-wire right now....

My flat is in the middle of re-wire right now. I'm having a central media cupboard in the hall where all A/V is stored. I've bought 305m of CAT6 cable to LAN network into each room (2 feeds),...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-28-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By piper1st
I'm in the middle of rewiring my entire flat at...

I'm in the middle of rewiring my entire flat at the moment. All the floorboards are up and my electrician is laying the power cables to the wall sockets etc. Are there any tips or tricks to minimise...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-27-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By piper1st
The whole flat in the in the middle of a re-wire...

The whole flat in the in the middle of a re-wire and heating install with all the carpets and floor boards up. That fire surround will be taken out and a smaller cast iron one will be going in. Then...
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