I am looking to start a brief FAQ, to help myself and other Noobs with understanding how to Run WHA. And if it ends up being good enough maybe it will become a sticky. I know I am going to say a lot of incorrect information, so please feel free to correct me. Also, I am going to focus on the wired systems because that is what I am interested in.
(Not limited too, but these I have seen recommended recently.)
Your local installer:
Sorry, I can't help much here.
Pre-wiring (wired systems only)
From Central location to Control Point
1 Cat 5
2 pair of speaker wire
2 additional Cat 5
From Control Point to Speaker(s)
1 Pair of speaker wire to each speaker
Why Cat 5? This is to send signals from the access point to the receiver, and power to the access point (control panel) (At least this is how nuvo is set up.)
Why 2 pairs of speaker wire? This is just normal right/left stereo signals.
What else do I need to?
How to control the system:
Most systems I see come with an IR Repeater to go from the Receiver to the Source.
Some systems will receive an IR signal from the access point. I am currently researching this, so I will update later.
Obviously every system is different, but here are some questions that I have currently:
Do most systems need an additional amp?
I believe the HTD uses one, but didn't know about the others.
If everything is prewired, and I bought this system. other than speakers do I need to buy anything else?
Can I mix systems Old/New or even Different Brands? Short answer, Probably Not. (But you will have to research your particular system.)
I think I am going to investigate the options for a brand at a time, But I am afraid that it will sound more like an advertisement, and I don't want to appear that way. What do you all think?
Again this is a work in progress I will update as I get new information.