AVS Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I want to add an iPad/ePad jukebox to my pool room.


The room has three sets of built in recessed shelves, three feet apart. The shelves are 13" wide and 8" deep.


I was originally looking at connecting the touch pad to a small Pyle amp and connecting to a pair of decent bookshelf speakers. As I have read through the forum, I am now leaning toward connecting the touch pad directly to a set of AudioEngine A2s or A5s.


I expect that the system will mainly be used for mp3s and streaming from Rhapsody. Access to a large selection of music is more important than quality in this room. I am getting ready to replace a projector in the theater room so I would like to keep the costs down on this little project if possible.


Am I on the right track or should I go back to looking at an amp and passive speakers?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
I would strongly recommend adding a powered subwoofer to that system if you're just going to use the powered speakers. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a sub, but it will make a HUGE difference in the overall performance of the system...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
How would I tie a powered sub into the system?


The iPad has a single 3.5mm headphone jack. I am also looking at a ZT-180 Android (ePad) which has a headphone jack and USB connection.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,067 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poobah6 /forum/post/19511785


How would I tie a powered sub into the system?


The iPad has a single 3.5mm headphone jack. I am also looking at a ZT-180 Android (ePad) which has a headphone jack and USB connection.

If you are using audioengine powered speakers, they make a sub to work with their speakers. I'd go for the larger A5 speakers for a pool room. It must be a fairly large room. I have the A2 which are great for my little bedroom turned office. I'd suggest just trying the speakers first . They have a pretty decent bass response already (50hz to 22 khz +/- 1.5 db), you may find for normal music listening that you don't need a sub, if you do you could always add a one later. I don't feel like I'm missing anything listening to my A5s w/o sub.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top