Hi and help......
OK.. just bought a home (I'm a city boy) and I need to install a multi-room system. The home is 2 floors and I will have 5-6 zones downstairs including a patio out back. I am undecided about connecting the upstairs to the system. I will hire an installation pro.
The downstairs is wired with ceiling speakers connected to a single closet.
I would like to have a surround system, driven by a Krell amp, as one of the zones. It will not be a media room so 7.1 is fine. Just a top notch Plasma and some good speakers. I would like each zone to be able to play a different source.
I have downloaded my Cd's to FLAC. I would also like to stream music from the internet (preferably Quboz when it is available) but I have to allow my wife access to Spotify as well as her apple products. Control via I-Pads and smartphones would be great. I have enough sitting around as my family keeps upgrading. I also do not want wall remotes that will be antiquated in 3 years. Also, I want wifi access on the remotes so i do not have to run the IR wires.
While I want a solid system (more than 30 watts per...) a ridiculous system would be wasted on the rest of my family. What are my options as far as a home audio system and a server?????
As expected the first guy immediately suggested the Creston and demanded monster cables and an expensive server.
The next guy went with a suggestion of the Nuvo system and control 4.
What is a solid system, I am not looking for the cheapest. is the Creston worth double the Nuvo, Russound and the rest????
Thank you in advance.
As for Crestron, the quote I got for the whole home automation solution was about 40-50% higher than the Control4 quotes and that was too much a jump to justify (and convince the wife) considering I was already dumping 40K into what my wife calls "your toy".
Really, the Control4 system is a great system. I've read all the reviews on this forum of how the Crestron is the superior system, and it probably is, but there wasn't a single wish I threw at my integrators that they couldn't make happen, and I threw some pretty crazy stuff at them. At the end, 40-50% is 40-50%! That's huge!
Thanks... I have monoprice on speed dial... I have been reading up on the control 4 and the savant systems.. I think they can more than do what I need for half the price... now I just have to find a solid installer..
Where are you located? Get references and call the installers clients to get their first hand experience with the system and the installers. Lots of horror stories...