Joel Pirela of the always inspiring Blue Ant Studio sent us his most recent project showcasing a wireless speaker system which he put together using an Airport Extreme, JBL "Spot" speakers, a Kartell Componibili storage unit and a vintage Bose 901 speaker stand, providing a flexible and portable home audio entertainment solution which looks as good as it sounds (certainly easier than making your own). Details of Joel's project below...
I'm just done creating my wireless speaker system. I wanted to being able to stream my digital music anywhere in the home... in the bedroom, the backyard... even the bathroom! This system is really portable and you are able to stream music wherever you have a AC outlet. This is how it works. Assuming you already have all your music in digital format and you are using iTunes, of course, the rest will be pretty easy.
Performance is great. To control everything, in iTunes, you set your speakers as the Airtunes one, then, using the free apple Remote application on your iphone... you can control volume, playlist, forward, etc, etc.... and it even shows the album art on your iPhone.
The system proved itself as a total success this past 4th of July BBQ party. We moved the speaker outside for the grilling time and then to the kitchen for prep/cooking and later for the dinning room. I've been rocking internet radio on our bedroom and even the bathroom while taking long, long showers. If you have itunes, this is a must. -joel
Check out the full how-to details and more photos over at Joel's blog, Blue Ant Studio.