Convert traditional HiFi to wireless?

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I have a great Wharfedale Vardus 5-piece set and I'd like to understand if/what options I have to replace the cable connections with a wireless solution (I understand there are bluetooth and WiFi arrangements, but I only see ready-made sets).

AVIDeveloper

Posted 2016-07-05T21:31:16.767

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What source are you speakers currently wired to, a hi-fi amp? – Simon Bosley – 2016-07-06T13:14:46.290

Used to be wired to a Yamaha amp. but the guy is no longer with us – AVIDeveloper – 2016-07-06T22:03:15.110

Answers

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First, you will need to provide a power amplifier for each different speaker cabinet. You did not mention what model you have so we don't know what power, what kind of processing, etc. you would need.

Then you will need to divide your signal (source not disclosed) into the channels appropriate for each speaker cabinet and come up with five wireless links that would operate together without interference.

This is quite a considerable engineering exercise. It may be the case where if you have to come here and ask, you may not be up to the challenge. Frankly, ordinary wires are FAR SUPERIOR to any kind of wireless link.

Richard Crowley

Posted 2016-07-05T21:31:16.767

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1Then you'd need to figure out how to get them all in phase :/ +1 for "use wires." – Tetsujin – 2016-07-06T15:27:58.567

Another +1 for wires. Wireless is an almost acceptable alternative when you just can't use wires for some reason – Rory Alsop – 2016-07-06T17:08:34.413

1In the pro audio and film/video production world, we have the axiom: "A $30 cable is far superior to a $3000 wireless kit." – Richard Crowley – 2016-07-06T21:47:53.930

1Hey, thanks for the answer and the above replies! I don't have a hard reason not to use wires other than the aesthetic aspect of things. Following your answers I'm dropping the wireless idea and will stick with wires. Thanks a bunch! – AVIDeveloper – 2016-07-06T21:58:09.603