Multi-Zone Amp vs Separate Amps
I'm rebuilding a condo and would like to get your expert opinion on which route to go for my A/V distribution. I've already set aside a small space where I've thought of putting a small rack for my Internet, A/V and automation equipment. I've got 3BR + LR/DR (a total of 5 zones) that I was initially planning on wiring everything back to the common rack space but seeing that most multi-zone amps (I was leaning more towards the Russound at first) have limitations on watts/zone they can push, I am now having second thoughts and am thinking of having separate amps in each of the zone.
Ultimately, I would like not to have power restriction if I were to use a 5.1 or 7.1 in any of the rooms. Second, I would like to have the ease of controlling all "zones" by an app as well as wireless/bluetooth. I would also like to be able to push the same music across all zones (known as party mode in Russound).
That being said, I would love to hear your advise on how to go about distributing the A/V across the floor. Also, would like to hear your recommendation on the product(s) to use along your recommended setup.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by rukna; 08-05-2015 at 03:58 AM.
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