Wireless Speakers: Are they worth it?

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Any home owner can attest to the fact that speaker wiring is typically not the easiest thing to accomplish.  There are many factors such as speaker placement, size and configuration of the room, aesthetics, etc.  Today, many of our devices work wirelessly, however, it seems as though there is a lack of wireless selection when it comes to speakers. 

 

surroundcast-100.jpgAlthough wireless speakers have been available on the market for several years now, the fact is that selection is still quite limited.  Depending on your requirements, many wireless speakers may not deliver enough power to satisfy an entire system.  Many manufacturers are will sell a speaker system with only wireless surround sound rear speakers (which generally are the trickiest aspect of concealing speaker wiring).

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Great Article!

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First off I just want to say that I have yet to test a pair of wireless speakers and be impressed. Both the power and sound quality suffer from the wireless connection and it is worth the cost to conceal or the look of painting wire covers.

 

You can get by with wireless in a 5 speaker surround system and even more so in a 7 because the amount of sound produced by the rear speakers is much less than the others in the system. If you are running a low output inexpensive 5 or more speaker system then wireless speakers wont be extremely noticeable. But in any quality system - avoid it at all costs.

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I have a small room that I'm setting up 5.1 surround speakers in, and I was wondering how far away from the wall the floorstanders need to be to get the best sound. help?

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Distance from the wall doesn't matter, you simply want them to be adequately distanced from your TV. A 35 degree angle from your line of vision is a good benchmark. That way you are getting the most out of the surround effect. 

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Thanks for the post!