[sdiy] Transporting line level audio in home / buzz-free USB wall warts?

abide dmdrafting.com abide at dmdrafting.com
Tue Jul 18 18:54:20 CEST 2023

I have a fully wired system in my house with in-wall volume controls like these:

Amazon.com: OSD 300W in Wall Volume Control Knob with On/Off Switch - SVC205 : Electronics<https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BKRK18/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1>

Works well if you’re willing /able to pull the wires


From: Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> On Behalf Of Chromatest J. Pantsmaker via Synth-diy
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 12:47 PM
To: cheater cheater <cheater00social at gmail.com>
Cc: synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Transporting line level audio in home / buzz-free USB wall warts?

Why not send the audio via bluetooth?

Or ditch the bluetooth speakers and install regular speakers running from an amp.  You could go 70V or standard without issues at those distances, though 70V would probably be easier.

On Tue, Jul 18, 2023 at 3:50 AM cheater cheater via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org<mailto:synth-diy at synth-diy.org>> wrote:
Hey all, I wanted to move audio from my media pc to rooms in my home
and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on an inexpensive piece
of gear that'll do that. I just want to listen to podcasts and some
music while i'm doing stuff around the house, nothing high quality,
but I'd prefer not to have hum and static and strong high freq
rolloff. I'd prefer to do this in analog so that I can turn on
multiple speakers and they're in phase. I'll be moving the audio over
a distance of ~ 10-15 meters to 4 different zones. In the target rooms
I'm going to hook up inexpensive bluetooth speakers with aux input
running off of a usb wall wart.

Also looking for inexpensive European (Schuko-style) USB wall warts
that don't have a lot of ripple. I have tried a bunch (~10?) of
different usb power supplies over the years and almost all of them
make the speakers buzz audibly. The only one that I have that doesn't
do that is an ancient Samsung one that I got with I think my Galaxy
S3. I hope it never dies to be honest.

Obviously a better power supply circuit in the bluetooth speakers
would make them not buzz, but I tried two different ones (starting
with Anker Soundcore 2 and most recently Earfun UBoom L) and they all
do that so... it is what it is.

Best regards
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