Ceiling speakers for shower room



No - two in the bathroom and two in the adjacent loo. Separate rooms.
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On 20/03/16 11:58, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

This coverage sounds complete!
What happens to the doorbell, 'phone and the neighbours screams?
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Yup. I have a decent sound system in every room here.

There's an extension door bell pretty close to the bathroom. But do I want to answer it when doing the things you do in a bathroom?

One in the bathroom.

If I didn't see my next door neighbours occasionally, I'd think them dead. They're the fourth lot since I've lived here, and the only ones I've never heard do anything. ;-)
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On Saturday, 19 March 2016 19:22:53 UTC, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

yes, 8" being a reasonable sweet spot. Stay away from 4 or 5". By the time you go to 8", hf is suffering some and you may want a 2 way or a dual cone type for best result. If you're not looking for good bass, eg mainly for sp eech, 6" would be ok. ISTR Altai being cheap & ok on quality.
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Actually, Maplin appear to sell the same speakers I've got.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/100-v-line-square-flush-fit-ceiling-speaker-r61le
They are an 8 inch duel cone chassis. Fitted with a 100 volt line transformer which you simply disconnect (and remove if you want to) and wire direct to the 8 ohm unit.
Obviously a classic design to have been in production for so long. ;-)
They do benefit from a bit of treble lift, though.
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On 19/03/2016 18:54, pamela wrote:

With the noise from a shower, maybe audiophile quality isn't that important :-)
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On 20:04 19 Mar 2016, Clive George wrote:

True enough in the shower. When you're at the hand basin or sitting on the loo, I wonder if mono would sound flat and lifeless compared to stereo.
On the other hand, extreme stereo placement in some recordings might sound even more weird than usual with ceiling speakers in a small space.
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We have a pair of these http://cpc.farnell.com/pulse/spk50-wh/speakers-5-35w-abs-white-pair/dp/LS02868 in our ensuite shower room, mounted tight to the wall/ceiling junction. They are not specifically bathroom speakers, but have survived about four years of daily showering by two people with no apparent ill effects. They were a lot less trouble to mount than through ceiling speakers, and could be removed with equally less trouble. Like Dave they are fed in parallel with another identical pair in the bedroom by their own amp - a little Chinese class "D" 10 watt job with tone controls. They need a little extra bass, but otherwise sound quite good for the price.
SWMBO (who requested these in the shower room) is quite happy with the level - while showering and listening to radio 4.
Just a thought as an alternative....
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On 14:10 19 Mar 2016, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I just noticed that, if you look closely, the picture of your speaker looks remarkably similar to the picture of the speaker I mentioned.
https://www.tlc- direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Aerials_Index/Loud_Speakers_Water_Resistant/i ndex.html
http://www.ceiling-speakershop.co.uk/shop/ceiling- speakers/adastra/adastra-od5-w8
They look the same as this speaker from Amazon: (Amazon.com product link shortened)
Are all these using a generic picture with the get-out in small print somewhere that the illustration is only indicative or are these actually the same unit?
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Wouldn't surprise me to find the same product on sale at vastly different prices. In such a specialised field. But I've no idea what this sounds like. Only the Maplin one which I gave a link to, which does look to be the ones I've got. I may even have bought mine from them - I've had them for ages.
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On 19/03/2016 13:44, pamela wrote:

Not exactly the answer to your question, but I was also toying with the idea a few months ago.
I eventually settled for a bluetooth speaker that now "lives" in the shower room, if fed from my (or other users') phone(s), and everyone seems very happy with the quality of the sound and ease of use. It is powered by a chargeable battery that lasts around 6 hours.
The speaker is placed on a shelf, and all you need to do is set your play list before you go in (or choose the radio channel on the radio app).
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On 23:07 19 Mar 2016, JoeJoe wrote:

I had originally thought of something similar but I don't like Bluetooth. I hoped that WiFi speakers would replace Bluetooth speakers in the shops but there don't seem many around and are probably expensive.
In the end, rather than recharge a device it seems easier to permanently fit a couple of speaker drivers in the shower room.
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Search ebay for "marine speakers". Fitted a pair in Mom's kitchen a while ago and she's happy with them. They were about 20 quid.
the items in ebay 400072463488 is what I got her.
Recessed (flush-mount) ones weren't possible, so had to go with the most unobtrusive ceiling-mounted ones I could find. They look fine on a white ceiling, in opposite corners.
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A small sealed speaker of that type isn't going to produce much in the way of bass. One mounted in a ceiling - ie true infinite baffle - will. But they would be a lot easier to mount.
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On Monday, 21 March 2016 04:32:00 UTC, Mike Tomlinson wrote:

I used a mylar-coned burglar alarm extension speaker in its small white box. Sound quality is adequate for the purpose.
No room in the box for 100V line transformer so that went behind the multi-tap volume control outside the bathroom door. :-)
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Pamela did say she wanted half reasonable speakers to play music she could sing along to, though.
The 8" ceiling mount ones I have do just that - and at a low price. Assuming the DIY skills to cut a hole in the ceiling and run in the cables.
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On 04:31 21 Mar 2016, Mike Tomlinson wrote:

I used your reference and got this eBay page:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400072463488
Did your speakers come all the way from Australia?
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No, a UK supplier. Note the form of words I used: "the item in ebay 400072463488 is what I got her". It was an illustration.
I can find the original purchase details if you want.
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On 16:49 21 Mar 2016, Mike Tomlinson wrote:

The eBay page showed me the sort of speaker you were referring to. I think it's enough to go on. Thanks.
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Had a look in my purchase history anyway, the original auction was 141029551242. Hope that's useful.
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