I have a questions for the pros out there. I have just gotten into a house that has the following layout:
Four bedrooms (upstairs) all with two gang boxes with a single CAT 5 wire that runs to the mechanical room in the basement. (I think it was for an intercom)
All four bedrooms have speakers in the ceiling that run to the mechanical room in the basement.
Down stairs has a 3 gang box in the Kitchen that has 2 CAT 5 cables running to the mechanical room in the basement.
The Dining room, Kitchen, Family room, and Office all have speakers that run to the mechanical room in the basement.
I have cable internet that runs into an 8 port switch in the mechanical room and then to a wireless router located on the main floor of the house.
I have some audio equipment that was donated to me. I am going to finish my basement soon and will have a media room which will be next to the mechanical room. I have a Russound CAV 6.6 controller with a SRC2 remote.
I do not have any stations with this, just the controller and the remote.
Here is my question, What equipment do you recommend that I get in order to accomplish the following:
I want to have an intercom system between all the bedrooms and the Kitchen.
I also want to have each bedroom able to control its speakers and the kitchen to control the downstairs speakers in the kitchen, family room, dining room and office.
Can I set this up with the Russound or do I need to go with something else. Pulling more wire is not an option I have to be able to work with the existing CAT 5 and speaker wires that are pulled to the central mechanical room in the basement.
Any comments are more than welcome.