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Hi, I am completely new to multi-room systems however as I am building a new house I want to dive into this world.

My local hi-fi shop has recommended Sonos, however given that I want to have 6 rooms/zones this seems like an expensive option - plus my understanding is that they are always on drawing 8W per amp.

After doing some research I came across the Dayton Audio MA1240a Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier which looks like a good alternative.

My question is - I would prefer not to have wall mounted controls so can someone recommend an alternative way to control the Dayton please? Your help would be much appreciated, thanks
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My local hi-fi shop has recommended Sonos, however given that I want to have 6 rooms/zones this seems like an expensive option - plus my understanding is that they are always on drawing 8W per amp.

As 6-zone solutions go, that's not expensive, given the functionality.
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After doing some research I came across the Dayton Audio MA1240a Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier which looks like a good alternative.

That's an amp, not a system, nor a "source". If you want inexpensive solutions, look at HTD.com and use Sonos as a source, but it won't be as simple or easy to use...
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My question is - I would prefer not to have wall mounted controls so can someone recommend an alternative way to control the Dayton please? Your help would be much appreciated, thanks

If you're building a home you should follow the CEA guidelines for pre-wiring for Whole House Audio. At least pre-wire a cat5e cable to potential keypad locations (don't have to expose the wires, just document where they are behind the drywall), so you can change your mind later.

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