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I'm looking for something like the Sonos product, but just not that expensive.

I have 5 sets of speakers that I would like to play music through form my home built DVR system.

I have the music stored on a windows server.

Is there anything else like Sonos out there, just more reasonably priced. For my setup it would cost somewhere around $2500. to setup Sonos.

thanks for any ideas.
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Squeezebox can do similar audio distribution, but not much less expensive. The touch runs about $250 right now, and you would still need an amp for each zone.
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Oh, another option would be Apple TV or Airport express, you would have to commit to having all of your music in itunes though.
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Thanks for the replies.

Now for apple tv or airport express, how would I wire it up to control the speakers?

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I believe the AE has analog outs, you'd have to hook this up to an amp. The ATV has digital outs, would be connected to a reveiver or DAC/amp then to your speakers.
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A cheap way may involve a networked AVR.

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I currently use an Apple Airport express connected to a 2 channel amp. I'm currently using an Audiosource Amp100, but am upgrading to a Sonance or Niles 1230 (12 channel amps) as I add new zones. I only bought the audiosource for testing out the Airplay/Amp/Airport Express system. (It works awesome)

I will be adding an Airport Express for each Zone. Then, I can airplay to any zone using any iOS device. (iphone, iPad, or iTunes).
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A challenger of sonos is the simple audio solution : http://simpleaudio.co.uk/

The same architecture at a comparable price (even a little cheaper), maybe you can find and fix something there
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I have 8 wireless Logitech Squeezebox Radios around the house and love them, got them one or two at a time for $120-150 each. They turned out to be a bit too geeky for consumers though, as the company has killed the SB line and late last year rolled out a similar product with fewer features for about the same price. They can still be found, though I landed on this thread to in search of what was new and worth a look this spring.

What I love about the SB radio is that they can all be synched (or provide separate streams if desired) for audio anywhere in the house, yard, wherever; controllable from any of my devices, and provide easy access to internet audio services, radio or NAS music... all at a cost of half or better than Sonos. RIP Squeezebox Radio. frown.gif
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