Just moved in to a new home. Right now the house is prewired for whole house audio I just need a recommendation on how best to get it up and running.
Here is what we have:
Basically 4 zones, each with speakers in-ceiling
1. outdoor by pool - 4 speakers
2. master bathroom - 2
3. study - 2
4. combo of kitchen/dining room and adjacent rooms (previous owner has these speaker wires all wired together) - total about 8 speakers
He had it set up that the speakers terminate in the basement...just some bare wire.
In the living room he had it set up where a wire was going from his receiver and down to the basement. He plugged this into an amp (which i need) then the whole house speakers into the amp. All using the zone 2 of the receiver.
This is rather easy to replicate. BUT I am looking for something a little more.
Is there something I can use that I can use my iphone/ipad to control each of the zones from anywhere in the house? I want to be able to stream from my computer or play sirius over the house.
I have 2 sonos5 sets I used in my previous house. I can use these anywhere but like how I can just pull out the phone and have music. I want to do that with the in-ceiling speakers.
Originally I was going to somehow hook an airport express into the receiver and airplay music to it and then to the whole house audio. But I am not sure if there is a control unit I can use in the basement that I can have a bit more control over? And something that is relatively easy to install.