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Tech: advice RE: home stereo system

open mike 16 Dec 10 - 09:36 PM
Amos 16 Dec 10 - 09:59 PM
Joe Offer 16 Dec 10 - 10:36 PM
The Fooles Troupe 16 Dec 10 - 11:49 PM
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Subject: Tech: advice RE: home stereo system
From: open mike
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 09:36 PM

I would like to get a component stereo system for my daughter and s-i-l. They have a house that has built in speakers. I expect to
get a c.d. player/recorder and a receiver/tuner/amp. I was surprised to find that the local electronics store (best buy) had very few c.d. players in stock...only one older model, actually, which had been on display for quite sometime as a "floor model" possibly 2 years....it had been picked over, had knobs missing and other sad condition....

the salesman showed me a whole aisle of home theater devices with 5 speaker surround sound system, etc. designed to hook to dvd I guess.

any way, i wondered if anyone on the mudcat had advice...i should think there would be a unit available...for c.d's (or maybe with a USB
connection to plug in mp3 player??) i got a multi disc player/recorder
not long ago and hoped to find a similar unit for the kids...
i do not think they need a 300 disc juke box model...which was the only other device i saw for sale....

(is it true that c.d.'s are becoming extinct??@@!)


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Subject: RE: Tech: advice RE: home stereo system
From: Amos
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 09:59 PM

Cruise around the internet...here's one on Amazon for example for $99.


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Subject: RE: Tech: advice RE: home stereo system
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 10:36 PM

I've wondered about those 5.1 speaker systems, which usually contain four "surround" speakers, one center speaker, and a subwoofer. They work great in a single room of a certain size, but how do they work if you want to hook to speakers all over the house, or in a large room?

The women's center when I do volunteer work is a huge, old firehouse with four engine bays, with a long bay off to the side which must have housed the hook-and-ladder truck. We have at least eight speakers mounted on the ceiling, and I have them hooked to an old stereo I bought at a thrift store. Works great that way, but would it work very well if I hooked it to a stereo made for 5.1 or 7.1 speakers? Is the next generation of thrift shop sound going to outpace the speakers we have in the firehouse?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: advice RE: home stereo system
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 11:49 PM

If you are only going to connect 2 channels (stereo) sound, you can ignore all those other 'channels', no problem. I' did that for years with my 5/1 sound card on my PC. I'd recommend that you turn down any separate 'volume controls' for those extra channels - just to save energy.


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