Looking for real world feedback from installers and owners...I'm tough, I can take it. I don't normally hang around this part of the forum, so I'm willing to trade insider secrets about Blu-ray or HD DVD for help. I searched AVS, but came up emtpy so far, save for lyriQ winning some award for product innovation...probably like the trophy I won at "Everyone Wins a Trophy Day" back in school.
Situation: new generic house, builder will *only* install On-Q lyriQ distributed audio toys. I can't hire someone else to do the low voltage or buy my own equipment, and I don't want to retrofit anything. I can't even get them to run speaker wire and let me finish the setup after closing. Basically, if I want audio around the house without ripping apart walls/ceilings, I can hire people to sing in each room or just accept fate and go with the lyriQ system.
This is a beyond simple setup: 1 source (docked iPod) in 4 rooms. It's a standard, generic, builder-focused On-Q package:
-- lyriQ F7396 Single Source 4 Zone Distribution Module
-- lyriQ F7398 Single Source Input
-- lyriQ F7417 Local Source Input
-- lyriQ F7399 Amplified Volume Controls with IR (Rotary Knob) *or* lyriQ F7394 Amplified Keypads (Pushbutton)
-- evoQ 3000 6.5" In-Ceiling Speakers
My concern is how loud this puppy can get...I can't find squat about the efficiency of the evoQ speakers, and I realize the A-BUS-esque amp'd pads are pretty weak. Are we talking clock radio loud? A little better? My expectations are woefully low, but I'm hoping for better than clock radio. I like the look of the F7394 keypads better than the F7399 knobs...any delta in power performance?
Thoughts? Oh, and because I'm a glutton for punishment, I might "upgrade" to the 4 source, 8 zone module. Meh. Thanks in advance.
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