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Sonos and others

by nealonf / November 14, 2016 3:26 PM PST

I like the Sonos playbar but the sub is too expensive. Are there other "wireless" theatre systems that I should consider? I am looking for 5.1 so back speakers should be wireless too...

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For good sound you should avoid
by Pepe7 / November 15, 2016 8:05 AM PST
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Wireless speakers, especially for surround sound purposes, are not yet ready for prime time.
And then there's Sonos, which works fine for whole house (stereo) audio, but is not good for surround sound needs.

Stick with an entry level 5.1 systems/speakers, and use audiophile sites/youtube to learn how to hide the wires. It's easier than you think.

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Wireless Speakers Aren't Really Wireless
by gaucherre / November 16, 2016 3:45 PM PST
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The back speakers will need a power supply with a cord so that's not wireless, and they often receive the wireless sound signal in one speaker then send it to the other back speaker via a wire, so that's not wireless, either. Maybe some manufacturer has overcome these wireless-but-not-really shortcomings. If so, i haven't heard them, and you should be careful to audition any models that appear to be approriate.

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