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Multi-Room Music Systems

#1 Post by corrupted old gnom » 20 Apr 2009 19:57

does anybody have some experience in or knowledge on so called "multi-room music systems"? be it wireless or a cable-network
i like the idea of having all your music on a single system and being able to control it for the whole house
i have to make a decision before the walls are being built...but i don't really have a clue, yet

sonos seems to be one possible solution
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#2 Post by End Of An Era » 20 Apr 2009 20:22

And a network HD and a small PC in every room you want to be able to hear music?

Great advantage of Sonos is a setup specifically designed to have this multi-room experience, and what i state is basically the low-tech do-it-yourself solution :P

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#3 Post by corrupted old gnom » 20 Apr 2009 20:38

i don't have that many rooms - and i don't like the feeling of listening to music over your computer; if i don't listen to LPs or CDs...i at least have to make be believe it's a real hifi-solution

so, you know anyone that "works" with a sonos?
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#4 Post by Skyclad » 20 Apr 2009 22:08

I rarely have music on as background music or for entertaining people. When I listen to it, I'm always really into it, paying attention, so I have one sole music room.

I don't know much about those sound systems, but I do know you should get one that lets you adjust the echo deal/thing... some let you play music in all rooms at once and if one room is quite a ways farther than others, it can give you an echo effect. Some receivers let you adjust all sets of speaker with no echo, depending on whatever roon you're in.
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#5 Post by corrupted old gnom » 20 Apr 2009 22:21

that seems to be one of the really important issues
sonos claims to be able to deal with it
...it didn't convince me though
i don't need a wireless solution with speaker-cables still being visible
and i don't want my PC/laptop to be my main source

i still have to read some more...but my head explodes soon - i better go offline now; thx for sharing your thoughts
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#6 Post by End Of An Era » 20 Apr 2009 23:14

corrupted old gnom wrote:and i don't want my PC/laptop to be my main source
Strictly speaking Sonos just delivers a custom made computer with some unusual hardware ;)

Well good luck anyway, i know i will later build up a system on a home network with either a network HD or one central computer for all my data. Then i will put a small/old PC in each room i want music, hook up a decent amp and speakers and i'm off :) It will most probably come down to one room which contains all my audio media and will be fitted with some high-end stuff for quality time with my music, and dependend on the size of my income/house ( :lol: ) one or two rooms with regular devices for all day use and enjoyment. :)

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#7 Post by corrupted old gnom » 21 Apr 2009 19:46

End Of An Emo wrote:
corrupted old gnom wrote:and i don't want my PC/laptop to be my main source
Strictly speaking Sonos just delivers a custom made computer with some unusual hardware ;)
jap, i found out that sonos is not exactly what i was looking for
it's still a good solution - but the systems seem to focus on their internet-connection and free internet radio and stuff like that

revox seems to be too expensive
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