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ipod system to drive in-ceiling speakers

by stocker69 / December 2, 2007 10:45 PM PST

I have a three room, 6 speaker home system wired up. I want to drive the system with a shelf unit or even a boom box, if I can find one to fit. Ideally, it would hang on the wall, but I could install a shelf for it, too. The speakers are Phoenix Gold ATC-8's in the ceiling. I would like to dock my ipod and have AM/FM and CD, and anything else would be overkill. The hangup is how much power do I need to drive these speakers? Some of these shelf units have 10W/channel, and that seems a little lean to me, considering the speakers are rated for 200W. I don't want to have Vince Vaughn over for a frat party or anything, but I also don't want to harm these speakers with too little power. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the great forum.

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ipod system to drive in-ceiling speakers
by TheTechSource / December 3, 2007 12:37 PM PST

What is your budget? That will dictate the answer.

You are probably looking at a receiver (amp + tuner) w/ an iPod doc (either proprietary to the amp or a universal w/ standard analog hookups) and a CD player. You will also need an impedance matching speaker selector.

What about volume controls?

I saw another user post a link to this product for a similar question:
http://www.bang-olufsen.com/page.asp?id=36

But it'll probably beat your budget.

Happy hunting,

Morgan Harman
The Tech Source
http://www.TheTechSource.net
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one more question
by gabereyes / December 3, 2007 12:55 PM PST

do you want to control the Ipod from each room?

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budget and remote
by stocker69 / December 4, 2007 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: one more question

My budget is $500. I have each speaker pair wired thru an impedence matching volume control in each room. A remote that worked all over the house would be sweet, but all I really foresee is me putting music on "shuffle" for a dinner party, or wanting to hear radio while I work around the house. The short answer, No, I don't need to be able to work the ipod remotely.

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