Rear surrounds - wired or wireless?

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Upgrading my old Yamaha RX-V575. The passthru just won't cut it any longer. Leaning toward Denon AVR-X2800H but that would be another question. So I'm looking to add my rear surrounds. I have a wood floor that I'm going to have to get a floor box put in for power either way. I could also run speaker wire with it. If I do the speaker wire I could use my old Polk RTI-A3's as rear speakers and maybe get some new ES60's for the front. I already have a Polk center speaker. Should I go wired or the the whole bluetooth/HEOS thing?

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,467
    edited July 2023
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    Wired. Use something like this to route your wiring.

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    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • HeatherG
    HeatherG Posts: 3
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    Wire will come up through the floor boxes and only have a short run to the speaker under furniture.
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 2,166
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    That's good stuff right there from HD......I use some of that in my living room.........I dig it.
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 5,116
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    Wired
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,467
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    Floor boxes are a terrible idea.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • HeatherG
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    I don’t have another option. Open concept family room with the dining area behind me
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 16,981
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    I prefer to be wired,












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  • RamZet
    RamZet Posts: 792
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    Toss it all in the trash and get a Sonos ARC, Chose your rears, and 2 sub mini.
    My favorite home surround system is now Sonos, its amazing and effortless.
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