Originally Posted by Neurorad
The Niles speaker selector box that I use is not infrared; it provides impedance-matching to my old, clunky distributed audio system. I haven't touched it since I set it up 2 years ago.
I don't know if you could use a speaker selector box to actually 'select' zones to be on or off.
I haven't seen any speaker selectors with IR, but I haven't looked. Also, you'd need to find one with volume controls (also IR controlled).
Local volume controls in each zone would be VERY useful, IMO.
Run an ethernet cable to the VC location, in each zone, for future upgrading, before you ever paint each room.
This may be something of interest for you. While I haven't put one into use, it does use IR to control the speaker zones. Therefor it would interface nicely with the iRule.
Since I'm new to the forum, I am unable to post a web link, so I will enclose the text below that describes it. It is available from Outdoor Speaker Depot.
While the speaker selector concept has been around for decades, they generally require you to either walk to the selector in each zone to turn the speakers on or off. The IR remote(line of site to the speaker selector is required) control lets you select your speakers with ease
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While the rmote control speaker selector concept has been around for decades, they generally require you to either walk to the selector to turn the speakers on or off. The IR remote(line of site to the speaker selector is required) control lets you select your speakers with ease.
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