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#383268 - 09/25/12 11:59 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Why didn't any of us think of that?
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#383269 - 09/25/12 12:05 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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clap clap clap clap clap
(was too lazy to find a clapping emote.)
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#383278 - 09/25/12 04:27 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Hey, Murph's got the claps!

I recognize that I may be wrong or in the minority on this, but I like the slave M3 idea an awful lot, especially since it would make the overall system cheaper. The second speaker would always need SOME kind of cord (either a power cord or a speaker cable). So, the only thing that the extra cost buys you is plugging it into a wall outlet instead of into the other (master) speaker.
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#383280 - 09/25/12 04:36 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: tomtuttle]
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If you used regular speaker wire from the "master" AirPlay M3, a slave M3 could be an existing M3, correct?
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#383281 - 09/25/12 04:38 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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I'd much rather not have to string more speaker wire. Here's the thing about power: the really ugly stuff is already in the wall. You could even put some outlets high up in the wall.

Then again, I guess if you were going to that trouble, you could just run speaker cable behind the wall.

Please ignore the crazy guy arguing with himself.


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#383282 - 09/25/12 05:00 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Peter, that's what I was thinking.

Ken, that's what I was thinking.
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#383283 - 09/25/12 05:00 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: tomtuttle]
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There is also the drop in power per channel from 150 watts to 75 watts when using a slave speaker as opposed to two active ones. A regular M3 would be perfect for the slave.
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#383284 - 09/25/12 05:09 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Maybe one switch for Left - Right - Mono

and one switch for External amplifier On - Off

Use the first switch to also designate which channel content to send to the slave.
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#383290 - 09/25/12 07:43 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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I think there might be a really good market segment that would buy surrounds with this tech.......

Some nice discrete and paintable, flat power cords would be nice as well.
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#383292 - 09/25/12 07:51 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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The problem with that, Mike, is that the Airplay protocol itself doesn't really support surround speakers; it takes stereo output from computers or mobile devices and transmits that.
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