Originally Posted by gembob
We recently moved and I'd like to try to get at least surround sound, if not a dolby atmos, set up in our main level. Problem is there is no existing wiring, everything above and below is finished, and my wife is very skeptical that we or anyone else could patch the holes required to fish speaker wire to her standard (basically meaning you never knew there was a hole). There is a lot of sunlight in the room so the paint may have faded, so matching paint may be impossible.
If someone refuses to consider than someone else has the necessary skills....well, what's to do? Anyone with years of experience doing existing Home Retrofits would not be concerned about someone 'else's concerns. They would just "Do It" and then collect the accolades.
I myself had to acquire Drywall Finishing skills out to Level 5 perfection just to be able to know my Painted Wall Screens could match up against the best Mfg examples. But that wasn't all. Once you know what to do, you can do it anywhere. Opening entire walls or stitching wire runs across Ceiling joists after cutting long access points...ya do what you must and accept the responsibilities thereof. Fudging simply because the entire Wall Panel / Ceiling should /must be painted really just means you don't want to go down that path. Painting is the easy part...and many is the Faded room I have successfully color matched.
I bet I could convince Her...because I would guarantee her she would be happy
So I'm no different that anyone else you might find that actually knows what they are doing. And there are lots of them on AVS.
[/QUOTE]I'm looking at creative solutions, so was wondering if any of the major speaker companies out there working on wireless architectural speakers? And if so, can any of those systems have their power source tapped in to existing power lines in the walls/ceilings? Would the wireless speakers from dynaudio or KEF be able to serve as surround speakers and have their power source tapped into existing power lines?
I know Sonos has their wireless in-wall/in-ceiling offering, but I believe that has to be connected to their amp via a wired connection?
Speaker stands for the surround speakers are out.[/QUOTE]
So yours a 2 Story Home? Is there Carpet above the downstairs room. Basically, you cannot know what can or cannot be done....right and affordably...until you start asking.
Trying to outfit a Home Theater (Atmos particularly) with Wireless....well that just shows you do really need some advice badly. As you touched upon, every Speaker must have a Power source for it's little Transformer. And none will be very cosmetic aesthetically speaking. Nor performance wise anywhere near sufficent...
I'm a KEF Dealer / Installer and I would'nt EVER suggest wireless for such an application. Of course I wouldn't need to. I'd find a way to make it happen and make it happen. Keep looking...your "Multi-Trade" White Knight is somewhere waiting for you.
.......unless you live in "Joisey" then furgittaboudit.