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hey everyone im renovating my whole house top to bottom and thinking of getting ceiling speakers fitted so save me buying speakers for each room. Ideally I want them to connect to the Chromecast au…
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3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
hey everyone

im renovating my whole house top to bottom and thinking of getting ceiling speakers fitted so save me buying speakers for each room. Ideally I want them to connect to the Chromecast audio but not sure how I would connect it all up, especially the CCA unit which I'd probably need accessible just in case I'd need to replace it.

or thr other option is Bluetooth inbuilt the speakers but then means cant connect to all the speakers in the house at the same time like I could with the CCA.

any ideas how I can connect ceiling speakers to the CCA units, but have it where I could still access the CCA unit.

or should I just forget the whole idea of ceiling speakers ...LOL

Ive just seen them and thought, hhhmmm, instead of faffing about with different speakers, ceiling ones would work but its all about the connectivity.

any ideas welcome.
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3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
I used a lepy2024 amp from Amazon and connected CCA to it then wired to ceiling speakers
#2
can't you just put the CCA in the hole at the side of speaker and fit speaker.
#3
trilock
I used a lepy2024 amp from Amazon and connected CCA to it then wired to ceiling speakers

Any chance of a pic so I can see how it looks once finished?
#4
shadey12
can't you just put the CCA in the hole at the side of speaker and fit speaker.
its more a case of having future access to the CCA unit once the ceiling speaker is fitted into the ceiling. ive not looked into it in too to detail but would it be easy to unscrew the unit from the ceiling so I could get access to the CCA unit?

maybe im over thinking it and should keep things simple X)

are ceiling speakers like down lights meaning they just clip into the ceiling but can be easily clipped out?
#5
EN1GMA
shadey12
can't you just put the CCA in the hole at the side of speaker and fit speaker.
its more a case of having future access to the CCA unit once the ceiling speaker is fitted into the ceiling. ive not looked into it in too to detail but would it be easy to unscrew the unit from the ceiling so I could get access to the CCA unit?

maybe im over thinking it and should keep things simple X)

are ceiling speakers like down lights meaning they just clip into the ceiling but can be easily clipped out?


​i honestly don't know, I would imagine they click in like a downlighter or screw in like a car door speaker. I prefer standalone old school myself then if I want to change/ upgrade I don't have to plaster/ get a plasterer.
#6
20+ years ago I used a car stereo and 2 amps with car speakers in the ceilings. Put a wooden box on the back of speakers. Had speakers in all upstairs bedrooms and bathroom linked to the 1 car stereo built in a cupboard. Worked a treat. Better ways of doing now I guess.
#7
yea sorry when I get home I'll get u a pic .. it's really easy.. iv set it up in my utility room on a floating shelve. CCA needs an amp either the amp I said in first note or a stereo system with line in... as CCA is only a streamer no amp.... putting ceiling speakers in is dead easy the scariest part is cutting the circle in the ceiling but you should get a template with the speakers . once done push them up in and it will have clamps that you screw tight. from where ever you want the amp at you have to run speaker cable to your speaker . so really this means you can put your amp where ever you like. and then just plug in your CCA to the amp and away you go.. it's really up to you what amp you choose as there are amps out there that allow toslink but I was just after a cheap little setup to do multi room audio.. and truthfully unless your an audiophile you'll be happy with the sound... but yea I'll get you photos later.
#8
Thanks for the comments guys. Always appreciated.
#9
If I were renovating my house now and using ceiling speakers, I have a spare 1st floor room so I'd take my ground floor ceiling speakers up to that and the 1st floor ceiling speakers up into the loft and back down into the spare room. 1 of the amps mentioned by trilock and 1 CCA for each room, so potentially for me it would be 5 amps & 5 CCA's needing 10 sockets! if I needed any more than that I would probably go for a multizone amp. Having said that though...I'm not renovating my house and I don't like ceiling speakers :p my 'budget' multiroom solution is the smsl sa36a amp (purely because it looks a bit better than the lepy) and wharfedale diamond 9's (veneer removed & lovingly sanded & sprayed 8)) for a rough cost of approx £120 a room which I'm very happy with both financially & sonically! I love the CCA :D
#10
Well one thing is for sure, the CCA is a must have gadget imo.
#11
EN1GMA
Well one thing is for sure, the CCA is a must have gadget imo.

Absolutely! I'm already looking forward to next summer and extending the multiroom into the garden :D anyway to get back OT...another thing to consider, especially if going the separate cheap amp and CC route is that you'd either have to leave them all on all of the time (power consumption?) or go round switching them on and off as required...and that can get kinda annoying unless you use automation.
#12
I've also gone with the Lepy amp. Ive used e audio speakers, as I liked the write-up for the price. The brackets are excellent and the lip on the speakers means the hole doesn't need to be too tidy.eBay was the cheapest place I found them. In the kitchen I have the 10'' speakers and 6.5 in the master bedroom. Couple of points to remember:
-enable dynamic range on the CCA (via settings in the app)
- you can group the CCA to 'zones', so you can join up all of your devices to "wholehouse" or "downstairs" etc. Works brilliantly!

Let me know if you need any help!

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