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Distribution Amp w/ Volume Controls in Front and Cat5 to Wall VCs?

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Are there any ~6 zone amps that have nice volume knobs (i.e. not screwdriver gain pots) in front but also allow for remote volume adjustment via cat 5 (or any hardwiring) from wall volume controls? Don't care about IR nor for $$ complex whole-house systems.

Thanks.

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Slider?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ul7UGk1wL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Speakercraft?

http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/uzgz5.ycjv9/v/vspfiles/photos/SC%20VSR-100-2.jpg

Digital?

http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/300/205839827.jpg

Those VCs are inline with the speaker cable, just a routine swap of existing VCs. Using a category cable will require motivation, time, and skills, AFAIK. You might consider Xantech for something like that.
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Thread Starter 
Thank you for the suggestions. So let's say I went with the Speakercraft VC...is there a 4 or 6--zone distribution amp out there where I can wire this VC to it (via the Cat5 wires)...I have both Cat5 (home run) and 4-conductor speaker wire to each zone.

Thanks
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Found the Speakercraft VSR-100 manual, but I think it's discontinued.

http://www.speakercraft.com/download2.php?id=277

I thought that was only in-line with the speaker analog signal, but it looks to be wired via cat5 as well - for IR control.

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Thanks for all the help. I ended up going with the HTD MCA-66 and it worked out really well.
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