What kind of a whole-home audio solution would you propose for me? I've got the A/V receivers covered (Marantz SR7013 for atmos TV room, and a 5.2 equivalent for outdoor future projector area that will be used for music for now). But what about my other 6-zones? So 12-channels in total. All speakers are Totem Kin IC82s, ceiling mounted. I typically use Tidal or Qobuz for streaming, and I'm sure my wife and guests will use a lower-fi solution as well. A/V guy was steering me towards an Elan smart home system, but I'm just not ready to bite the bullet for that. I've looked into Roon a bit, but honestly how that all works is still a bit unclear to me. Ideally it should be easy for anyone in my household to launch their favorite music app (or use a specific one like roon) and be able to toggle on and off the different rooms. I know many will recommend Sonos, but my inclination is that using their amps would not be giving me the best value for the speakers that I purchased.
Rooms are as follows:
Great room - 6 speakers, 3 zones. 1000sqft room, vaulted ceiling, 2 speakers mounted at 10' flat, other 4 mounted at ~20' pitched.
Spare bedroom/gym/flex room - 2 speakers, 1 zone, 10' flat
Master Bed - 2 speakers, 1 zone, 12' flat
Master Bath - - 2 speakers, 1 zone, 10' flat
It would also be nice for the time being for it to work nicely from an end user standpoint with whatever I choose to get for the outdoor patio (5.2 Monitor CP-WT380IDC + HRSIW8). Having that as another "zone" to choose from would be great.
I will need both a network streamer, zone controller (?), and amplification. My A/V guy has been kind of a prick lately, and is basically telling me to buy the whole hog or go elsewhere, so I'm planning on going elsewhere
Thanks in advance!