This morning I am challenging myself to figure out how to handle the keypads if I decide to go with the Monoprice solution. I don't need keypads in each room because there will be a local Echo Spot or Dot in each location for day-to-day use and those will play through the amp in that room based on the presence of a signal... no need to turn on the zone. I also couldn't mount keypads in my plaster and lathe walls even if I wanted to. When I set up shared music for a party (or whatever) from the Zone Controller I will be doing it from my office where the source components are. So what do I do with the keypads?
One option I am considering is to have them all on the equipment shelf with the Monoprice Controller utilizing something like this: https://www.amazon.c...6HOH9AVE6&psc=1 but I'm still not clear if the keypads can mount into standard Decora plates.
Another option is to find discrete areas to put clusters of keypads. For example: the Living Room, Library, and Dining Room are all close together so I could stick a 3-gang box with 3 keypads inside the Front Hall closet as a convenient place to control those rooms. (Or 3 single gang boxes depending on the faceplate compatibility question.)
A third choice would be to reconsider HTD and use their app to control everything centrally from a tablet with no keypads or only use a couple keypads in places where it makes sense.
It's too bad nobody makes a system that will let you control multiple rooms from a single keypad. A single keypad at the equipment shelf plus a second one inside the Front Hall closet would be perfect for me if each keypad could select and control any room. I suppose i can come close by using a couple of tablets and the HTD app.
Are there any other options I'm overlooking?