Technological advancement has made it easier than ever to install your perfect home audio system. Today, bringing music into every room is not as complex, a high-cost task as it was some years ago. Now, thanks to hi-tech and simplified systems, you can easily install an audio system with DJ speakers and remote control access throughout your home for a reticent cost.
1. Decide where to mount the components
Keypads are convenient if they are mounted next to a light switch at the entrance to the room where you are going to install the speakers. But it is also advisable to place the audio system controller at a location in your home that allows wires to be fished quickly to the speakers from the panel distribution unit. Make sure the sound system is in the line of sight from where you want to use the remote controller.
You can attach the speakers to the walls or the ceiling. For the best surround sound, place the wall speakers centered from your listening position and apropos foot from the ceiling. Place the speakers to the ceiling side and above of your preferred listening position and spin it to make sure there is nothing on the way.
2. Fish Cat-5e to the keypads and speaker wires
Push a wire through the ceiling, then in the center, find the wire and measure its length adjacent to the wall. Drill a hole through the plate. Drop a heavy weight wire through the hole you have drilled. Then, attach the cables and pull them up the center attic.
For this kind of system, you will be required to run a Cat-5e cable wire from the chief distribution modular to a Cat -5e jack port modular. Lastly, you will run the speaker wires from the keypad to the speakers located in the same room.
To maximize the effectiveness of the Cat -5e wire, it is vital to take precaution when you are installing the cable to the speaker. For better performance, follow these steps:
- With no less than twelve inches radius, make bends gradual
- Don’t tug the cable when pulling gently
- Support it with cables at the correct angle
3. Connect the wires
Connecting Cat -5e cables is easy. You just uncover the plastic sheathing, undo the pair of cables, and use a punch down tool to pull them onto special blocks. You have to be careful not to disconnect the tiny wires when you are uncovering the sheath, though, that is the main reason we recommend the unzipping method.
Strip the sheathing from the speakers using the tactic mentioned above, and then connect the wires and strips. Ensure the stripped section fits properly into the drilled holes with and no bare wire showing. Connection methods may vary from one brand manufacturer to the next. As it will help prevent heat loss, make a sealed enclosure from the drywall over the speakers. Then cover it with insulation.
4. Connect the equipment with standard cables
Connect the distribution source hub to the jack; you will need to use a Cat- 5e a patch cord. Connect the cables to the RCA cables with the audio source.
You can connect any audio source to the hub. If you are connecting the receiver to the speaker, cap the RCA cable into the outputs on the back of the audio system. With this setup, you will be able to listen to any module (radio, turntable, CD player, for example) that is plugged into the audio receiver hub.
If a component has remote control ability, you can optimize it from the keypads. First, you have to stick an infrared receiver in front of the components. This is not as hard as it sounds. It is a bit strenuous to place the flasher since it is not always easy to locate the exact location of the infrared receiver on the component.
The CV, channel vision, the controller is programmed to work the keypads, but you have to optimize it to send signals to the other audio system component. You can also use your program or learn remote, but you have to use the Channel Vision remote to optimize it to use the keypads.
If you are lucky, you will turn on the music and everything might work perfectly. If it does not, you are likely to have a loose connection or have mixed up wires. Recheck all your connections. Be sure the cables are punched down entirely and connected in the correct order. If you are still experiencing trouble with links, contact your sale distributor for aid.
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