TV and Music Poolside -- Need help Swamp Rabbit

Swamp Rabbit

Member
Jun 21, 2013
17
Hello Friends,
I want to be able to hear my outdoor kitchen tv from the pool, without deafening the people closer to the tv. Im interested some kind of speaker set up, but know nothing about this. I also want to set up some kind of music setup. Im looking for ideas on what I should purchase.
Thanks.
 

tedujam

Well-known member
Feb 26, 2015
138
Austin
TTT,
Im interested in something like this also. Any suggestions? I just want to be able to hear the tv from the pool, without deafening the people closer to the tv. Would like them to still be able to hear it also.
What is your TV source? Antenna or Cable/Satellite? Do you have a receiver/amp and speakers?
 

txnole

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 18, 2014
544
Amelia Island, FL
Any amp/speaker solution will work, but I would suggest a SONOS CONNECT:AMP. Run audio out from the DirecTV receiver to the AMP and then out to wired/wireless speakers from the SONOS to your pool deck. Volume on the Sonos is independent of the volume indoors.

With the Sonos App, you can also drive any music you may already own (iTunes) want out to the pool, including many free internet radio sources (Radio Margaritaville, Pandora, Spotify, etc.
 

martinkennedy

Platinum Supporter
Sep 8, 2013
591
I know this may be a bit confusing because I cut and pasted from a Adobe file. This is the set-up I installed.


1 C4-SR250RSK-B SR-250 Remote and Recharging Station EA $300.00 $300.00
C4-HC250-BL-1 HC-250 Controller with MyHome and EA
Intercom Licenses
1 $750.00 $750.00
1 C4-16AMP3-B MULTI CHANNEL AMPLIFIER- V3 EA $2,495.00 $2,495.00
Customize the audio signal to match the speakers and listening preferences for each individual zone./Control multiple zones
as a single zone with Control4 Media Scenes
1 C4-TUN2-E-B Multi-Tuner EA $599.99 $599.99
1 C4-XMOD XM Module for Multi-Tuner EA $199.00 $199.00
AWR-650-G 2 WAY ROCK ALL WEATHER SPEAKERS EA
WOOFER AND TWO TWEETERS
12 $299.99 $3,599.88
AW-650-W 6.5" IMG Woofer 1" Titanium Tractix PR
Horn Loaded Tweeter (white)
1 $549.99 $549.99
SB-5510HD-BL 55" Outdoor TV Pro Series 1080p Full EA
HD, 120 Hz (black)
1 $5,595.00 $5,595.00
1 WM46 Sunbrite 46"/55" Articulating Mount EA $465.00 $465.00
ENS202EXT 2.4GHz Wireless N300 access point EA
supports 802.11b/g/n devices with
speeds up to 300 Mbps.
1 $149.99 $149.99
WCS10-R-EXT-ZP Wireless Contact Relay (External EA
Antenna) - Zigbee PRO
1 $179.99 $179.99
B-500-EXT-230-RS Single CAT5e/6 HDBaseT Extender EA
(230 ft.), Bi-directional IR, RS 232, and
POC
1 $599.99 $599.99
B3-AUD-2 BINARY CABLE B3-SERIES ANALOG EA
AUDIO 2 METER
3 $9.99 $29.97
B6-HD-1 High Speed Licensed HDMI Cable with EA
Ethernet 1 Meter
3 $25.95 $77.85
1 GSD-802PS Planet 8 Port Gigabit POE EA $279.99 $279.99
1 PATCH-CAT6-2FT-BLK Cat 6 2ft Ethernet Patch Cable (Black) EA $4.99 $4.99
1 SR-WM-10U Strong™ 10U Wall Mount Rack EA $299.95 $299.95
SR-WM-SWING-10U- EA
3IN
StrongT 10U Wall Mount Rack Swing
Kit
1 $159.95 $159.95
EP-400-UPS-8PS-825 Episode 8 Outlet Stand Alone AVR UPS EA
with RJ45/RJ11 &RG6
1 $259.99 $259.99
NST-CAT6-1000-BLU Cables Cat 6 550MHz Unshielded 23/4 EA
.58mm CMG-Rated Wire - 1000ft Nest
in Box (Blue)
500 $0.25 $125.00
200 CAT6-SH Category 6 Shielded Cable FT $0.50 $100.00
quote.rpt Printed: 9/2/2013 9:27:07AM Page
1 $1,499.99 $1,499.99
1 EA-AMP-SUB-1D-500 Episode Digital Subwoofer Amplifier EA $999.00 $999.00
SP-164-DB Binary Cable 16 Gauge 4- Conductor FT
Direct Buriel
100 $0.50 $50.00
3.00 INSTALLATION TEAM installation w/ team of techs HR $99.99 $299.97
Two Technicians
Item

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Also this sub woofer that gets buried in the ground

UOM Sell Total
ES-LS-BSUB-12 Episode® Landscape Series Burial EA
Subwoofer with 12 in. Woofer (Copper
Dome | Each)



This is a Sonos system
 

pooldv

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Moderator Emeritus
Aug 10, 2012
25,412
FL panhandle
+1 on sonos.

We have the playbar and directv in the living room which puts tv sound into the sonos home network/boost and can be rebroadcast on all Sonos speakers in our system inside and out. Or you can play the same music on all speakers or different music on each speaker. All over wifi and controlled from an app on your phone, tab, pad. Pandora, slacker, google play, whatever. It is great!
 

tedujam

Well-known member
Feb 26, 2015
138
Austin
Sonos is nice if you don't mind spending several hundred dollars. You can set up a remote controlled music system for a lot less if you're willing to do a little work.
 

txnole

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 18, 2014
544
Amelia Island, FL
Sonos is nice if you don't mind spending several hundred dollars. You can set up a remote controlled music system for a lot less if you're willing to do a little work.
The eternal equation: initial cost vs. opportunity cost. :p

Not to be too presumptuous, but... if you have to ask what can/could be done, you're probably not the guy that's going to home brew an HDMI -> wireless gateway solution. Get the Sonos, hook it up in 5 min, spend the rest of the weekend enjoying it.
 

pooldv

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Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Moderator Emeritus
Aug 10, 2012
25,412
FL panhandle
Right! Everyone knows how to work a 110v plug and an app on a phone! And it sounds great!
 

tedujam

Well-known member
Feb 26, 2015
138
Austin
The eternal equation: initial cost vs. opportunity cost. :p

Not to be too presumptuous, but... if you have to ask what can/could be done, you're probably not the guy that's going to home brew an HDMI -> wireless gateway solution. Get the Sonos, hook it up in 5 min, spend the rest of the weekend enjoying it.
eh, not really. I posted in the other outdoor music thread about the basics you need to set a up a cheap wifi controlled music system and the average housewife can throw a system together if she can read instructions.

Sonos, to me, is like apple. Overpriced and proprietary.
 

Brett_N

Well-known member
Jul 21, 2015
123
Tempe, Az
Blueooth transmitter and REcIEVER combo. Best buy and amazon have the sony for about $40, then pick up an amplified portable speaker. Well under $100 for the combo. Your tv should have an analog output that will hook directly into the BT transmitter.

SONOS is excellent, but big $$$ and not exactly portable, so if you have i climate weather your dragging the stuff inside. The portable speakers are really good now, especially in the $60 and up range.