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We are building a new house. In several rooms we are installing speakers to have background music (living room, dining room, deck, screened porch, garage). This is being fed from a crestron iserver connected to a crestron AAE.

I also want to send the audio to the family room and connect it to the AVR (Denon 4311) which will also feed into the kitchen.

My plan is to split the signal off the iserver so it goes to the AAE and the Denon AVR. A couple of questions:

1. what is the best way to send the audio to the devon avr? It is about 50-75 feet from the source to the avr.

2. will there be a slight delay in audio? Would it be really noticeable if it is just low volume background music?

Thanks in advance. Any other tips would be appreciated.
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This is being fed from a crestron iserver connected to a crestron AAE. I also want to send the audio to the family room and connect it to the AVR (Denon 4311) which will also feed into the kitchen.

1. what is the best way to send the audio to the devon avr? It is about 50-75 feet from the source to the avr.

Probably should ask your Crestron guy. But as long as you can get an analog output, simple MuxLab balun will carry it over cat5. 2 coax runs (L/R) may produce better results...

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2. will there be a slight delay in audio? Would it be really noticeable if it is just low volume background music?

Nope, no delay, unless you do lots of processing of the audio in your AVR, but even then probably way too short to be perceivable by humans...

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the iserver actually has a line out and balanced audio output. use the line outs into the AAE, and run cat5e from the balanced out to an audio balun at the receiver. best results would be crestron ABAR-1, but pricey. use an ETS PA807, but you will have to change the pinouts to match.
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