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Help with my setup

Wharfedale Evo 4.2


New Member
May 7, 2015
Hey guys,

Looking to get some input on my planned build to figure out the best way to set the whole thing up. Any recommendations in terms of equipment or way to wire things up would be much appreciated.

The key components that I'm trying to hook up are:

DJ controller
Floor standing speakers
Outdoor speakers

In terms of the connections what I'm looking for is:

1) Being able to stream music from my PC to the floor standing speakers via wifi direct or bluetooth in the receiver. The PC is in the next room so connection shouldn't be an issue.

2) Have the turntable connected to the DJ controller as well as the receiver. Not sure if this is doable; as I understand it a lot of receivers nowadays don't have phono input for the turntable and while the controller does have one it needs to be plugged in to a laptop which won't always be the case. Eventually I may get a dedicated mixer but for now this is what I'm working with.

3) Outdoor speakers; 2 options
a) Either bluetooth / wifi outdoor speakers that don't need to be hooked up to the receiver just power outlet on my balcony; In this case I would just stream music over bluetooth from my phone directly to the speakers.
b) Outdoor bookshelf speakers that do need to be hooked up to the receiver; in this case I'd have to figure out a way to run the speaker wire from the balcony to the living room. The plan would be to stream music from my phone to the receiver over bluetooth. Nice thing about this scenario is that I'd be able to do that from my computer too but to run the cable inside may be a problem.

4) Ability to stream games / movies from my PC to the receiver either via MHL or some other way. My laptop does support MHL and I have a smart TV that has it as well, but after some initial tests I found it to be super choppy and not really usable. Not sure if any of the receivers that support MHL are better in this respect. If anybody has a good way they're using to stream games and movies please chime in.

That's pretty much it, again any recommendations on a solid and stable setup would be welcomed!!