HTD Lync, need more zones?
So I'm still going through the process (slowly) of deciding what collection of automation, wha, av equipment might meet our needs. Foundation work starts this week, have plenty of time. So far leaning lutron, probably cqc, and interested in an Alexa input/dot in most zones with autoswitching amp (the new HTD model).
As for zones, I finally went through the exercise of mapping out how many zones and what speaker configuration for each zone. Max would be 23 independent zones if I kept some things like master bed, master bath, master closet separate. Combining some obvious ones I can get down to maybe 18 zones. Combing a couple I'd rather not and deleting one I'd rather not I can get to 13. Not sure how I'd get to 12 without combining something I'd really rather not.
I like the simplicity of the HTD Lync systems. The wife and I are leaning wall controls of some sort as neither of us thinks fumbling with phone apps to change sources, volume etc sounds exciting. We use and like Alexa in several rooms currently and would like to integrate that with whatever solution we use.
Can two lync12 systems be joined? Didn't see anything in owner's manual so guessing not.
How would two independent Lync controllers function? I can see issues with intercom, door station. Any other negatives?
Suggestions for other similar system that could handle 18+ zones? Not a fan of the dealer installed routes. I like to be able to configure, maintain, alter my own equipment/system.
Could cqc handle wha on it's own without dedicated system like Lync? I know it has built in music organization and playback. Practically speaking, how would the experience using an automation controller like that compare to dedicated solution in a multizone system?