We have a 1915 bungalow that I tore out all of the old knob-and-tube wiring, including the original ginormous doorbell transformer, and installed all new circuits throughout. I purchased a new, decorative doorbell button and am now shopping for a new chime unit.
I'm installing this doorbell button and chime all new and there is no existing wiring or transformer. What I would like to do is install a wired chime that doesn't use an external transformer. I've performed several online searches but all of the results are mostly for diagnosing faulty transformers as opposed to alternatives for an external transformer.
After doing a lot more research, a "domestic" doorbell chime with an integrated transformer is certainly not common. I came across a single unit: the Nicor Prime Chime, which everyone here on SE was adamant that one like this did not exist aside from European models. This is intended for new construction and uses a dual-voltage box, line-voltage and an integrated transformer. This is kind of what I had in mind, but it's just cramming the typical doorbell components into a single box.
Unfortunately, reviews of this item are not pleasant, claiming poor audio quality and just poor quality altogether.
Since I have a fancy new wired button, I have no desire to use a wireless or battery-operated doorbell. Is there an alternative method to provide power to a wired doorbell without using the typical external transformer?
NOTE: If you happened along this post looking for an answer to the question, don't bother reading any of the answers posted below. My [original] question seemed to upset a lot of people. If a sufficient answer is ever provided for this question, I will mark it and also note it here in the OP so no one else needs to read all of the useless banter.