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post #1 of 3 Old 07-22-2013, 09:57 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey, I'm looking for some help. I want to set up my house to have an Airplay-enabled audio system. My needs:

  • I want to set up speakers in the ceiling for four rooms: kitchen, den, living room, and outside (clearly won't be in the ceiling...)
  • They can all play the same Airplay stream, but need volume controls in each room.
  • Starting from scratch, so anything is an option, but would want to install everything myself.
  • Don't need video (but I understand if the best receiver is an A/V one).
  • Going to install in a central location with the Airport Express and the rest of my networking gear.

If anyone has done this before or can point me somewhere that would be great. I am a complete newbie when it comes to whole-home audio. My Google-Fu seems weak since I can't find a complete plan of action. Thanks!
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Haven't done it, but I would imagine if you get something like the Yamaha CX-A5000, it will power 8 channels and it has 4 zones, which is what your requirements are. The nice thing about Yamaha is that their receivers have Party Mode, which would allow you to play all channels simultaneously (from digital sources too, I believe 00 but check that part).

Some of the cheaper models might work as well, with the addition of a cheap Class-D amp or two.
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Ok thanks! Time to do some reading on the Yamaha!
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