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post #1 of 3 Old 10-19-2009, 07:59 AM - Thread Starter
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I am in the midst of a major home remodel and want to implement a 'whole house' audio system with 3 or 4 zones.
At this point walls are still open but just about ready for installation of insulation and drywall.

I am not looking for high-end 'audiophile' sound quality, but then don't want serious distortion problems either.

After lots of thought and much googling regarding the project, I have tentatively decided on a system with the following features:
1) Inwall (or in-ceiling) speakers and volume controls in every room
2) Internet radio as primary source for each zone. While not committed to any particular hardware, I think Logitech Squeezebox receivers along with SqueezeCenter software running on a Linux server seems like a pretty attractive option.
3) Ability to play output from a 'legacy' stereo system (dat, cd and am/fm tuner) in each zone.

The third feature is the trickiest. Given today's technology, I believe the right approach is to implement an Icecast/Ices server on the existing in-house LAN and use that to stream output from the analog stereo system to the internet radio receivers.

Any comments and/or suggested changes to this plan would be most welcome

Thanks to everyone who responds.
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-19-2009, 08:31 AM
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Wrong sub forum. Should be here.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=36

Also, you should post a budget in this post. That will determine what people can recommend.
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previous poster is correct, there is a specific forum for audio/video distribution.

But a good place to start is http://www.htd.com/whole-house-audio...4Pa38Ta38PaNv0
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