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jmanpc
01-22-2007, 11:35 PM
My sister just bought a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Memphis. The house is nice and all, but it was owned by some idiot woman who painted it all crappily, put nail holes in the walls all over the place (I must've pulled 100 nails)... so as y'all can imagine, we've got some work to do.

Anyways, I'm going to be doing some wiring in the house (recessed lighting) and I figured... why not wire up some speakers on the patio and in the kitchen? So I was lookin at a 65w PA Amp on PartsExpress, and some speakers to accompany it.

Patio Speakers (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=310-069)

Ceiling speakers (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-402)

Amplifier (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-210&dotd=012207&orefer=dotd)

I know it's nothing fancy; my sister's no audiophile. She would just want some music throughout the house, and it'll add to the house's value. I'm gonna flush speakers into the wall in the living room, but I'm saving that for another time.

Comments?

azbass
01-22-2007, 11:37 PM
pics of sister would help

jmanpc
01-22-2007, 11:39 PM
http://photos-325.ak.facebook.com/ip005/v22/157/31/71902297/n71902297_30169325_2058.jpg

the one on the right. now comment.

azbass
01-22-2007, 11:40 PM
id hit it?

jmanpc
01-22-2007, 11:41 PM
I'll tell her you said so.

azbass
01-22-2007, 11:41 PM
oh and her friend.

azbass
01-22-2007, 11:42 PM
you should get some inwall volume controls too.

jmanpc
01-22-2007, 11:44 PM
Oh, I will. I'd probably just get em at Home Depot. I can hardly wait to be an attic monkey, droppin wires n stuff.

But as far as the equipment goes, will those speakers and that amp suffice for some low-volume atmosphere music or what not?

azbass
01-22-2007, 11:47 PM
sure

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 12:09 AM
bump... anyone else?

adio
01-23-2007, 02:31 AM
is that my black canon they're leanin and smilin on??

hey, in the future, think about puttin some cheap 15's somewhere for some IB bASS............ otherwise, it sounds like a good idea

Death By Bass
01-23-2007, 02:33 AM
how about some hidden cameras too while you're at it? :D

IamDeMan
01-23-2007, 06:28 AM
http://photos-325.ak.facebook.com/ip005/v22/157/31/71902297/n71902297_30169325_2058.jpg

the one on the right. now comment.
I'd hit it twice, then invite her friend to join and hit it 2 more times.

mikey060
01-23-2007, 12:27 PM
is that my black canon they're leanin and smilin on??


:laugh: that made me lol

joetama
01-23-2007, 01:43 PM
Looks ok other than that amp...

Look at the EV "MA" series or a TOA 500 series or something of the like. They can usually be found for pretty cheap if you do some looking. I would go with the TOA if I was you....

CBFryman2
01-23-2007, 01:51 PM
Thoes will work fine.

Being an attic monkey = PITA

We do network drops a lot at work and you will see some nasty **** in some attics.

joetama
01-23-2007, 01:52 PM
Also look at the TOA 700 & 900 Series....

They are going to be more money but they are also going to be more wattage (which means more over head which you want on 70 volt line) and I can tell you from experience with them they will run FOREVER!

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 03:00 PM
Thoes will work fine.

Being an attic monkey = PITA

We do network drops a lot at work and you will see some nasty **** in some attics.

I'd rather be an attic monkey than a porch monkey.

joetama
01-23-2007, 03:06 PM
I'd rather be an attic monkey than a porch monkey.

:hide: Oh boy.....

azbass
01-23-2007, 03:08 PM
im more of a basement monkey

Eugenics
01-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Tell Sarah i said hi!

azbass
01-23-2007, 03:08 PM
or also a bass patato

TreyE
01-23-2007, 03:09 PM
or also a bass patato

lol bass potato

WhoSayWho?
01-23-2007, 03:23 PM
:yumyum: Sarah :yumyum:

acold7dusta
01-23-2007, 04:12 PM
i dk if that amp will work? unless its for a sub, it looks to be a mono output, and it looks very poorly built, no features at all. are you going to be running a reciever as well?

my advice: buy a decent reciever and you can power the speakers and run the radio untill you get a cd player or dvd/tv for input.

rocky 59
01-23-2007, 04:15 PM
more pics of sis or :ban:

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 04:19 PM
i dk if that amp will work? unless its for a sub, it looks to be a mono output, and it looks very poorly built, no features at all. are you going to be running a reciever as well?

my advice: buy a decent reciever and you can power the speakers and run the radio untill you get a cd player or dvd/tv for input.

Yes, it is a mono amp, used to power speakers in a dentists office or something. Theres no reason to have stereo sound if all she's going to have is a speaker in the kitchen, a speaker in the dining room and a pair on the patio. It will be getting its signal from a reciever, and that will take care of all the processing and what not.

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 04:22 PM
more pics of sis or :ban:

http://photos-719.facebook.com/ip007/v16/84/47/71002302/n71002302_30111719_6667.jpg

This pic makes her look better because of the contrast with her fugly friend.
http://photos-403.facebook.com/ip002/v57/5/49/71004911/n71004911_30821403_659.jpg

http://photos-838.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v55/157/31/71902297/n71902297_30344838_9585.jpg

http://photos-339.ak.facebook.com/ip005/v22/157/31/71902297/n71902297_30169339_4544.jpg

Eugenics
01-23-2007, 04:24 PM
Tell Sarah i want to be her friend.

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 04:35 PM
whos sarah

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 04:44 PM
i dk if that amp will work? unless its for a sub, it looks to be a mono output, and it looks very poorly built, no features at all. are you going to be running a reciever as well?

my advice: buy a decent reciever and you can power the speakers and run the radio untill you get a cd player or dvd/tv for input.

oh, and shes gonna have a whole different HT system which will use a reciever. Thats a whole 'nother project, though. This is just for giving the house a little sound.

Eugenics
01-23-2007, 05:03 PM
your sister.

Eugenics
01-23-2007, 05:04 PM
b&w get online ****it

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 05:05 PM
her name ain't sarah...

rocky 59
01-23-2007, 05:06 PM
oaky enuff clothes shower hidden camera or :ban:

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 05:07 PM
sorry, fresh out of hidden cameras.

rocky 59
01-23-2007, 05:07 PM
o well cardinals FTW

Eugenics
01-23-2007, 05:09 PM
well some sister of yours is named sarah.

reneeb7363
01-23-2007, 05:15 PM
Kind of overkill but the amp should work fine for this application... speakers ok too... I just installed a 7 spkr system in a house that is being remodelled...pics of the install as soon as the house is finished... Only thing I have now is the pic of the "control" wall.

(after searching PE I can see why you chose that one.)

better take pics of your install tho!

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 05:16 PM
how could it be overkill?

reneeb7363
01-23-2007, 05:21 PM
not really suited for this application, maybe overkill was the wrong term... the extra channels/resistance levels, more power than neccisary for the speakers...but I do like the individual vol controls and room (power) for expansion...
ditto on the mono output unless you are only installing one speaker in each room...
just a minute, i will find the other site i use for stuff like this... show you what I use for these apps when they want multi room stereo output.

brb

reneeb7363
01-23-2007, 05:59 PM
What exactly are you sourcing from? Is it going to be a dedicated source or are you taking signal off of a home a/v system (like splitting the outputs from a receiver/amp?) are you feeding it pre-amp level that requires seperate amplification to power?

if the source is already at (powered) speaker level u may consider this: (most commonly used in my setups)
http://www.home-technology-store.com/home-audio/C-1001.aspx

or use impedance matched volume controls? http://www.smarthome.com/8262w.html

Radio Shack makes an inexpesive switch box....? Does it really need to be amplified? you can still install an l-pad at speaker level, probably will be cheaper to do it that way...


there are also many Kits you can buy that will do this for you including L-Pads, speakers, etc... over all these units will work better than the PA amp you found at parts express-- what is the price range/limit you are looking at?

joetama
01-23-2007, 06:49 PM
b&w get online ****it

I'm here.... Had to get some food and flirt with the girl working the front desk where I live....


oaky enuff clothes shower hidden camera or :ban:

True that mang... But she isn't a 40 year old hooker so I don't know why you are interested....
:laugh:

rocky 59
01-23-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm here.... Had to get some food and flirt with the girl working the front desk where I live....



True that mang... But she isn't a 40 year old hooker so I don't know why you are interested....
:laugh:


shes not a hooker if she was gonna pay me for *** im a man*****:yumyum: jk

and wtf you were sleeping you **** so your done talking:furious: :mad:

jmanpc
01-23-2007, 09:10 PM
What exactly are you sourcing from? Is it going to be a dedicated source or are you taking signal off of a home a/v system (like splitting the outputs from a receiver/amp?) are you feeding it pre-amp level that requires seperate amplification to power?

if the source is already at (powered) speaker level u may consider this: (most commonly used in my setups)
http://www.home-technology-store.com/home-audio/C-1001.aspx

or use impedance matched volume controls? http://www.smarthome.com/8262w.html

Radio Shack makes an inexpesive switch box....? Does it really need to be amplified? you can still install an l-pad at speaker level, probably will be cheaper to do it that way...


there are also many Kits you can buy that will do this for you including L-Pads, speakers, etc... over all these units will work better than the PA amp you found at parts express-- what is the price range/limit you are looking at?

She wants to heep the price on it as low as possible.

But I was just thinking of getting 2 ceiling speakers, and 2 patio speakers, 8 ohms apiece, and wiring them all to 8 ohms to the amp. The amp will just be getting signal from a HT reciever that'll be powering her ht eventually. Then, the speaker wire from the amp will go through a volume control.