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Old 04-16-2011, 08:34 AM - Thread Starter
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My current setup is pretty straightforward:

PC (with MP3's on it) that is internet/network connected
Denon Receiver
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.

Any ideas or suggestions helpful.

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Old 04-16-2011, 10:27 AM
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Doubt you'll find one that's IP-based out of the box. Two potential solutions:

1) A speaker selector with IR control, and an RF/IR remote to run it.

2) One with either IR or RS232, coupled with some PC software or an iTach/iRule solution if you've got an iPod/iPhone.

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:43 AM
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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.

Xantech, Sonance, Aton, URC?, Niles, etc.....
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Not a speaker selector; but, a multi-room amp from Audio Control with IP.

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Why not use IP "intelligent progeny" ... as in, "hey, Mike, go downstairs and turn off the kitchen speakers".

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Old 04-17-2011, 09:48 PM - Thread Starter
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LOL - nice on the 'intelligent progeny' and that's exactly what I am doing now. I'll check out some of the suggestions - thanks everyone .
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You could use the Aton DLA6 with Aton RF remotes in each room.
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