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Party problems

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by SimonR, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. SimonR

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Dec 2008

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    Location: Near to Overclockers

    I am starting to organise things for my Wife's 40th Birthday next year and I am struggling with my AV

    Currently I have a Windows Media Centre which outputs to my Onkyo 807. Zone 1 is my living room surround (5.1), Zone 2 is my dining room (2.0) I am about to buy a 4 channel power amp to run (pre-out) Zone 3 my conservatory and outdoor speakers, which will provide audio (and video in the living room) for the house. Outside in the garden we are putting up a marquee, which will have a parquet dancefloor and will have a full PA, mirror ball, 4 moving heads, 8 PARS, smoke machine, strobe, crab laser, and 4 Darbys, rope lights etc (we have just run this setup for a party this weekend and it works well). The PA is run off a Gemini4000 amp. What I would like to do is stream the output from my Media Center to some form of receiver in the marquee, which would connect to the line-in of the Gemini4000 to synchronise the music in the house and patio area with the marquee. It is important that the music is the same all the way through.
    All of the music for the night is ripped onto my media server(from my own CD collection) and built into a playlist for the whole evening.
    If the very worst comes to the worst, I have time to take a line out from my Onkyo out into the garden, but I'd rather not as it will take an entire weekend to route and draw the cable and I still have plenty to do yet (including running a second 16A ring into the garden).

    Any thoughts much appreciated

    Mushii
     
  2. paulh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jun 2008

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    Location: Spalding

    have you looked at a wireless audio transmitter? I'm looking at getting one.

    A usb stick goes in a USB on your media centre pc then sends it to a receiver that plugs via phono into your amp? they can be had for about £50.
     
  3. SimonR

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    Now you have my interest. Can you give me any idea where they can be purchased. Many Thanks
    Mushii
     
  4. paulh

    Wise Guy

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    its a competitor so cant say, but google wireless audio transmitter. you can get them from the place in jersey with free postage!!!

    this is what its called.

    Sitecom WL-060 Wireless Audio Transmitter
     
  5. Hank_Marvin

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

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    Location: Norwich, England

    Get rid of the strobe from your lighting setup, have some consideration hehe.

    Sounds like a good party, and fully tech'd up, hope it goes well.
     
  6. SimonR

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    After much deliberation and the fact that I have to run some other cables I have decided to run another pair of cables for the line out into the garden. I guess that I will need some Y-splitters to split my Zone3 line out.

    Hank_Marvin we have to have a strobe, we cant play Come On Eileen without it :p

    Mushii
     
  7. Hank_Marvin

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    You better have signs up for your guests then lol, warning them in case any of them are photo sensitive.
     
  8. SimonR

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    Photosensitivity will be the least of their problems.... accute deafness and alcohol poisoning are more of concern, and then there is the wife's cooking.......
     
  9. xarr

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    I wouldn't bother, less than 5% of epileptics are photosensitive, and only around 1 in 100,000 are undiagnosed in the general population. Its a huge myth that anyone who owns a strobe needs to have warning signs up every time its used. TV programmes and big clubs maybe, but with a home party your wasting your time...
     
  10. Hank_Marvin

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    lol I've never heard that myth, but anyway only joking around cuz doctors say I'm a photosensitive leptic and there's others out there lol. But anyway party sounds ace and the setup is hardcore, will be a shame to take it down after its over. gl