Just incase you missed the big reveal, here is yesterday’s intro post for our IKEA BILLY bookcase library wall. You can see the before and after shots.
Now, you can’t have a Let’s Rock This House! series and not have music!! That would just be silly!! How would you rock??
One of the things we really wanted to incorporate into this space was to have music wired in. Sound systems and speakers can cost beaucoup bucks so we found a great alternative. We use our IPODS, phones, and old CD’s for our music and for Mother’s Day I got Sirius XM radio.
Here’s what we did to keep cost down and still have great sound and have everything compatible with our existing ways to listen to music.
That’s it. When you are working on a budget, you can still find great products and get good sound quality. We purchased everything at Best Buy. The Hi-Fi Receiver is compatible with all forms of listening enjoyment: AM/FM radio, Sirius XM, CDs, and IPODs. We will include all products in our source list at the end of the series.
Here’s how we set it up to keep the speakers hidden without compromising sound quality. This is so simple.
We lucked out having an existing outlet right next to where we wanted to place the receiver. It is hiding behind the books next to it. We just cut a hole in the back of the shelf where the outlet is located. For the speaker wires, we drilled a small hole into the side of the bookcase and ran the wires all the way to the top of the bookcases. That middle panel that is in front of the speaker wires is actually a dead front so we can access it if needs be. The two speakers rest on top of each side of the bookcase. The speakers came with adjustable stands so we placed them to gain the best acoustics.
We wanted the receiver not to be a focal point so we placed it on a bottom shelf and a chair blocks the view pretty well. Everything is on a remote so it’s super nice to change channels and control volume. We are so happy with the clear sound quality!
Pretty cut and dry, huh? Tomorrow we will be sharing how we installed our library lights and put them on remote control. We will also give details on how we fashioned the dead front panel. See you Wednesday!
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