So after doing more research, I've come across the A-BUS system which seems to be the most basic one offered to do multi-zone audio. However, while it will work fine for room-by-room control, how can I have the option to have a master/multi-room control located away from the main hub?
Is there anywhere that I can see a list of the current "hot" technologies for this type of setup and their pros/cons? I'd especially like to know what the downside is to an A-BUS system, and as far as I can tell, the overall power of the audio isn't great. Do I have the option to run Cat5 and 16/4 to each switch as well as to the room speakers to enhance the sound performance?