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Top 10 Options for Whole House Audio
Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:33 AM
So, the PC should be able to route the CD player's output to the speakers on the deck and adjust the volume as desired via a WiFi PDA or via a touchscreen elsewhere in the house.
I will use a soundcard output on the PC to play MP3 files, but that is just another source to route.
Now, if someone has used a Delta1010 as a source/desination router and knows how to do that, I would be very interested. Then, all I would need is a multichannel amp.
thanks for the help.
Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:52 AM
If you're content with 1 source to a zone, and if you have a signal-sensing multichannel amp, then the act of sending a song to ZP which sends it to a given M-Audio output pair which send on to the amp will turn on the speakers to that zone and play your song. Stopping the music will turn off the amp via the signal-sensing feature.
If you want to do the software synch'ing thing and the zones that could potentially play the same song are not within earshot of each other, then look into using JRMC for that. I know MainLobby supports that, and I know CQC does not and probably will never support it, as most of it's target customer base would opt for a hardware based switcher.
Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:21 PM
What I really need is something like the Nuvo Concerto or Russound CAA66 without keypads.
But, this switcher plus a 12 channel amp might do the trick for less $$.
Any thoughts on amps or the sound quality of this solution?
Posted 09 June 2006 - 03:56 PM
I believe the sound quality to be better this way, as I can have a higher powered amp to those areas that I might listen to louder hence neding more headroom, and smaller 2ch but very musical amps [ie parasound zamp] for those rooms that don't need the power.
Lest you think I spent $$$, those 2ch & 4ch amps were $50-$100 each off eBay. I got 18ch of power for ~$750.
Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:18 PM
The Delta 410 is just a source for me... like having 5 seperate sound cards that each can play a CD from. The switching is done with the receivers/distribution amps.
Take advantage of using off the shelf solutions and save a bundle.
Edited by jwilson56, 10 June 2006 - 04:38 PM.
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