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Hello all, Having a house built and have 6 zones. Kitchen, Study, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Kids Bathroom and Outdoor Deck. All have speaker wire from basement where I will put my equipment to volume controls and then going to ceiling speakers. In family room I have my 5.1 system with my Onkyo amp which I would like to incorporate into this setup. Would like to use the Sonos system but I would need 6 connect amps and that would be way over my budget..So would either the HTD DMA-1240 or Dayton Audio MA1240a be an alternative? Could I just hook up the other sonos equipment so I can control with Ipod or Ipad.? Any suggestions would be appreciated on what I should get and how to hook things up.
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Hello all, Having a house built and have 6 zones. Kitchen, Study, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Kids Bathroom and Outdoor Deck. All have speaker wire from basement where I will put my equipment to volume controls and then going to ceiling speakers. In family room I have my 5.1 system with my Onkyo amp which I would like to incorporate into this setup. Would like to use the Sonos system but I would need 6 connect amps and that would be way over my budget..So would either the HTD DMA-1240 or Dayton Audio MA1240a be an alternative? Could I just hook up the other sonos equipment so I can control with Ipod or Ipad.? Any suggestions would be appreciated on what I should get and how to hook things up.

Wire for speakers and keypads, and look at the HTD systems (not just the amp) so that you can attach one or more Sonos Connect (non-amp) units as sources. The difference is that you'll get better zone controls (on/off/volume) from a WHA system as opposed to a multichannel amp with volume controls.

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I've got the 6 zone lync setup. 6 keypads with 3 additional volume controls. I also have a pioneer vsx 1122 that has airplay built in so I use zone 2 on the reciever as the WHA source. Which I guess would give me 10 zones total. Great system from HTD and very easy guys to talk to aswell.
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The drywall is already on and there is no Cat5 cable going to volume controls for keypad.I was just going to control everything via Iphone , Ipad when I connect to the sonos system. Is there still a way to use the HTD systems without the keypads? How would I hook this up if I can?
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