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If you're paying for a Control4 installation, these are really questions the dealer/integrator should be answering for you...
I don't know why they'd be using a Play unit instead of a Sonos:Connect for a source into a Niles amp / Control4 audio router.
A Sonos unit for a distributed audio system is a "source". You can listen to any source in any room. The number of sources you need will depend on how many different things you want simultaneously. A good rule of thumb is one per adult/teen in the household, and then adjust from there. Meaning, if there's only two people in the house, you probably don't need the ability to listen to more than 2 things at a time...
You can distribute any analog audio source, but you have to get that audio to where the system resides. Sonos units can help with this, but without knowing all the system details / layout, don't know if this will be easy or hard. Again, if you don't understand how all this integrates, you really need to have a conversation with the integrator, before you fork over money for something that doesn't meet your expectations.
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