Help me with my new audio setup.
April 19, 2010 7:19 AM Subscribe
Right now we play music using the iMac in our living room. But in our new apartment the computer is going to be in the office. How can I get the tunes out of there and into the adjacent living room?
posted by Beardman to Technology (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Blasting the volume out of the office isn't an option, so: what kind of new speaker system should I buy?
- We would like to retain a few speakers in the office for when we watch movies, and have at least two in the living room. It'd be preferable to be able to select only one room's speakers to play at a given time.
- Not having to physically connect those speakers to the computer would be a major plus (unless it would sacrifice audio quality too noticeably).
I know wireless systems exist for a regular "CD player plus amp" setup, but with the computer, we don't need an amp. Is there any setup that would satisfy our needs and that can be plugged right into the computer, a la our current three-piece (w/subwoofer) from Altec Lansing? Or, should I just get a regular system and plug the computer in as an auxiliary?
In either case, do you have any particular recommendations on a budget of around $500 (or if not that, the best cheapest option)? Thanks!