Whole (studio apartment) home solution?

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Hello! I've moved into a very charming studio apartment for a live/work space. I have a shiny new PC, am getting an LG ultrawide monitor soon that will be on an swinging arm so that it can also rotate out 90 degrees and function as a tv for a couch 15 ft away. I've also got an old stereo deck with a turntable, rca and speaker wire outs but that's it. I got rid of my old wired speakers before moving in. Also have a balcony, would be nice if I could connect my little portable bluetooth speaker to this whole setup when desired. So; what should I do for audio? I'd like to be able to hear my records or stream pandora or watch a movie with decent sound all from the same system - as they're all in literally the same space. The monitor and stereo deck are on the same side of the space, but the 'tv' setup will be with the monitor aimed toward a couch 10-15 ft away (tbd). I would prefer not a zillion wires, if possible. Advice? Surprisingly cheap solutions?
 

Ralston18

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Map it all out.

By that I mean take a look at all of your devices and the various ports/connections available: HDMI, Component, Composite, RCA, audio, optical, etc.

Sketch out the desired arrangement including connectivity for both video and audio.

Doing the above will provide both a big picture overview and also provide insight to the physicall and logical connections that need to be made.

Then use the following two links to dig into the "design" details:

http://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/TV/WiringDiagram/

http://www.ceaconnectionsguide.com/

The end result will help you select the applicable cables and/or adapters as necessary. Or realize that maybe it is time to update some device to keep things simpler and more up-to-date versus some cludge of adapters and cables.

Read the equipment specs carefully. There may be, for example, an optical port. May be just a placeholder and not really functional.
 

Ralston18

Splendid
Moderator
Map it all out.

By that I mean take a look at all of your devices and the various ports/connections available: HDMI, Component, Composite, RCA, audio, optical, etc.

Sketch out the desired arrangement including connectivity for both video and audio.

Doing the above will provide both a big picture overview and also provide insight to the physicall and logical connections that need to be made.

Then use the following two links to dig into the "design" details:

http://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/TV/WiringDiagram/

http://www.ceaconnectionsguide.com/

The end result will help you select the applicable cables and/or adapters as necessary. Or realize that maybe it is time to update some device to keep things simpler and more up-to-date versus some cludge of adapters and cables.

Read the equipment specs carefully. There may be, for example, an optical port. May be just a placeholder and not really functional.
 
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