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In Ceiling speaker with volume and power switch

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Hi Forum !

I'd like to get some advise on what equipment to get for my needs, hope you guys can help, here is my goal

- two in ceiling speakers in both bathroom to have stereo (purchased four Polk MC60 already - 100 watt each)
- an affordable amp capable of delivering 4x100watts
- one apple airport express to stream music via airplay from itune PC or iphone/ipad
- an all in one power and volume control faceplate in each bathroom, the power would cut the power off/on to the amp/apple airport express and volume control would work independently in each bathroom, is that even possible ?

There you have it, i don't know if such a setup is do-able, let me know what you can suggest, thanks in advance !!!
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An easy but relatively expensive way to do it would be with Sonos. Check the Crutchfield website for a quick overview.

AirPlay enabled AVR, e.g. Denon or Marantz, would be cheaper - but that still leaves you with the control issue. IR distribution would let you use inexpensive hand-held remotes for control. IR-capable in-wall keypads (e.g. Xantech) can be programmed for control as well, but more expensive and a lot more time and energy required to figure that part out.

Harmony RF remotes would remove the remote control issue, if pretty close.

In-wall iTouch, iPad, or dock, with an app for control of the AVR, might be a consideration. Not sure how well Airplay control is integrated into the AVR operation.

Really, just tossing out ideas for you to research.
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Thread Starter 
Thx Neurarad,

reading your post made me realize something, airplay actually support VOLUME CONTROL in ipod mode (not TV mode apparently with appleTV)

So i could simply slipt the two bathroom with one amp and airport each ?

I could still stream to both at the same time using my itunes PC i thing, right ?

Also could you recommend an amplifier capable of handling 2x100watt and that will maintain the volume level even after powering down for days ?
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