- Oct 25, 2012
- Real Name
Hi there. We're currently building a new home and would like some guidance on how best to approach setting up a multi-room audio system. Our contractors have proposed a system (please see attached image) but I want to see if there's an easier way. We plan on renting the house out to multiple families throughout the year so ease of use is very very important. Our ideal system would be one where anybody could play music from their own device (laptop, iOS device, etc.) without having to rely on a tethered music library. That's why I like Apple's AirPlay system and Sonos, although I'm not sure how well AirPlay would support multiple zones. With a Sonos type system, we would either have one of their proprietary remotes or a dedicated iPad that would be permanently installed at the house.
- Multi-zone control
- Ability to have guests easily/quickly stream their own music from computer/mobile device
- Functionality>Sound Quality (we're not big audiophiles)
- Built-in speakers
- Anything I'm forgetting