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Post 1 made on Tuesday February 1, 2005 at 13:17
Bryan Miller
Lurking Member
February 2005
I have a Denon receiver and Denon CD player that I want to use to control a pair of outside speakers under an enclosed porch. Between the porch and these two pieces of equipment are a window and the side of a wood entertainment center these two are sitting in.

Are there remotes available that would control these two from outside? There is a distance of about 15 feet between the sitting area outside and the equipment.

Thanks for any help.

Bryan Miller
Huntsville, Alabama
Post 2 made on Tuesday February 1, 2005 at 14:49
Founding Member
December 2001
It depends on the type of remote and if there are any obstacles in line with your receiver. Given that most remotes are IR, it doesn't take many objects or distance to block the sight of your remote signal. What can help is having your IR signal change to RF signal which has a greater distance and can penetrate windows, walls, etc. Presently I am using a little pyramid unit called a repeater that turns your IR signal to RF and sends it to another small pyramid unit that is in front of your receiver changing the signal back to IR for your receiver to understand. my speakers are on the first floor and the receiver in the basement. works well and was purchased at Radioshack for $89 Canadian. What is great with these units is that they need no wiring except to plug into an AC outlet. What you can do is try it and if they don't work to your satis faction, bring them back.
Post 3 made on Tuesday February 1, 2005 at 20:16
Long Time Member
November 2002
The MX-350 with MRF-250 RF base station would do the trick. You can also program it to control your sources with "one-touch" meaning the CD button would turn on the receiver, CD player, switch everything to CD sound and start the CD playing.

Good Luck!

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