I would like to install external speakers on my deck, and then have the ability to control their output very similar to what Sonos does. It would be nice if it can get to my NAS library, play internet radio, and play music from my phone.
I do have a sonos 5 but I am thinking of returning it. Taking it in and out every time to protect from theft or water is bit burdensome.
What would be the cheapest receiver that can receiver input from my phone (AirPlay equiped is one way?) to play the music outside?
Is there a cheaper solution then a full blown receiver such as Pioneer 1022?
Perhaps AirExpress with a cheap amplifier that will power the speakers? Any suggestions for a good amplifier in that set up?