12-27-2010 11:37 AM
I hope someone can help me with some suggestions: My new house has 5 built-in speakers in the family room - they are wired into the cupboard (no connectors on any of the wires). We don't want to hook a TV up to it (we have this set up somewhere else) but we really would like to, simply, listen to the radio through the speakers.
How do I this? What do I need? I don't want it to be expensive (and I am really not into lots of high-tech equipment!)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
12-28-2010 03:38 PM
What kind of connection exists to hook up a source to the speakers?
The answer may be as simple as an adapter cable to come from a headphone or line out jack on a boombox/radio to the connection for your speakers.
You also may want to consider expanding the radio possibilities by using an HD radio receiver or satellite radio instead of traditional FM radio, giving you many more channel options.
Below are a couple suggestions for HD or satellite radio. Good luck!
Enjoy SIRIUS Internet programming in your home with this radio that offers 10 channel presets, high-fidelity speakers, selectable sound equalizer settings and dual alarms.
Wake to jams from your Apple iPod through this clock radio that features a built-in HD Radio for crystal-clear radio broadcasts. Phoenix transducers, DSP equalization and a slipstream port design provide immersive audio for your favorite tunes.
12-28-2010 08:33 PM
I'm not really that up to speed on the proper technology jargon but the five cables (from the five speakers) all have 2 'naked' wires - one black and one red.
Would I be able to use those with an adapter? How many speakers can an adapter take?
I already have a Phillips DCM250 ipod/cd/radio which I suppose I could hook it up to, to test it. I would definitely consider expanding my FM radio though to HD or sattelite if the adapter would work.
If not, I have heard that your Insignia Stereo receiver may also be a solution? Although I believe I would only be able to use two speakers then?
Thanks you again for your help - I really appreciate a pro's advice!