Installing Your Wireless Speakers
Installing your wireless speakers for your home theater system is a fairly simple procedure. We are going to assume you've already installed all your components and are now setting up the wireless portion of your home theater system.
Install the Integrated Wireless Transmitter
Wireless transmitters can be a unit that plugs into the back of your system, like the Sony HBD-E770W BluRay Home Theater system, pictured to the right. This one requires electrical wiring only to power the speakers.
Mount and Connect Your Speakers
After installing your wireless transmitter, refer back to your design plan for your home theater system. Mount or place your speakers in their appropriate spots. Most wireless speaker systems have either integrated receivers or receivers which are mounted under (or near) each pair of speakers. Just follow you instructions in your owners manual for these units.
Installing Other Media to the Transmitter
You may want to connect other media to the same wireless sound system of your home theater (karaoke players, stereos, etc.). If this is the case, just connect them to the back of your wireless transmitter in the appropriate spots.
Turn on and Test Your Wireless Sound System
After you have all these components installed, then you can turn on your home theater system and check it for operation. You should be able to hear sound coming from all your speakers. If not, go back and check the connections for the speakers that aren't working.
Getting Interference or Poor Performance?
To reduce interference and blocking of signals, you'll want to try to have a clear line of sight between the transmitter and the speakers. You should be especially careful to place any of the equipment listed above between the speaker and the transmitter. Also, metal studs in your walls and any metal objects within that area can reduce - or completely block - the reception of your wireless speaker signals.