PC (with MP3's on it) that is internet/network connected
6 pair speaker selector box
6 speaker pairs hard wired throughout different rooms in the house (did this when it was being built)
The system works perfectly fine and I can use remote control software to turn the volume up and down, etc but the one thing this setup cannot do is control which speakers are turned on or off via any computer in the house. Right now I have to go downstairs and push the corresponding speaker selector buttons on and off to decide where I want the speakers on or off.
Does someone make a software controlled IP speaker selector switch? That is really what I am missing here. I have no need to spend $1,000 on all new gear when the system works just fine with this small inconvenience.
I have never seen a speaker selector with that amount of control. But there are several amplifiers out there that have enough channels for your speakers and would allow control via IR or RS232 at the least.