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  1. Home A/V Distribution
    I had my home pre-wired for a whole home audio system. I am now at the point where I need to start purchasing the components and was looking for some recommendations based on a few needs. 1. Ethernet keypad/controllers. I ran cat6 to each room that was pre-wired with the intent of using that to...
  2. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    My brother-in-law just moved into a big new home with some decent existing speakers and wiring, and I'm trying to help him with the equipment he needs to take advantage of it. The previous owners didn't help me out much beyond labeling most of the cables (thankfully), but this is what I think...
  3. Speakers
    Hi, Everyone, I had a few questions I was curious about, hoping a few audio experts could help me with. I was thinking about setting up a whole house audio system so it would be nice to listen to music all over the house sometimes. It could be controlled by a computer. I was was wondering...
  4. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Sonos Amp is expensive. What did I, a discerning audio enthusiast, do when they cannot justify the price of Sonos Amp? I searched for an alternative. After nearly a week of searching, I discovered the Arylic A50. I’ve been playing with it for a couple of days, and I’ve got some thoughts. To set...
  5. Home A/V Distribution
    I am doing a major renovation to my house and I am looking for a Whole Home Audio system that is "spouse friendly" and can be easily controlled via iPhone app and possibly Alexa as well. We are currently using Sonos to control our TV (Playbase, sub and two Sonos-1 speakers). We also have...
  6. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi guys, https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10761 I'm sure you get tons of questions about this product, but I couldn't quite find what I'm looking for when I tried to search. I'm helping a brother wire up his new house and most of the zones are straight forward except for one. He wants...
  7. Home A/V Distribution
    Howdy! I am deep diving into a renovation on my first home, which includes adding some smart home functionality and a whole house audio solution. I need help in a few areas. I am a tinfoil hat type, so err on the side of privacy ahead of functionality in many cases, however it's not a hard and...
  8. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Hi all, I have a specific request regarding how many speakers I should use and where I should place them. Looking for recommendations. I have 8 inch in-ceiling speakers that I will be installing using pre-construction brackets and need to know where and how many to place. I can use up to 4 in...
  9. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi We are doing a new build, I have been searching and reading on the forums for a couple months now but at this point I wanted to discuss the whole design here and make sure what I am doing makes sense, and works! I have five stereo zones (all will be in-ceiling speakers), a TV and a sound...
  10. Speakers
    The Dynaudio Music wireless audio system brings high fidelity and high style to the realm of whole-home audio. Dynaudio is well known for its high-end hi-fi speakers, a portfolio that has now expanded to include its first-ever wireless, whole-home audio system. Dubbed Dynaudio Music, the...
  11. Speakers
    I just bought a home that has a speaker in the ceiling of everyone room, except the bathrooms/laundry room, each with it's own volume control. Total of 11 speakers. Fours wires coming out one wall in the living. Two black. Two red. The previous owner couldn't tell me anything about it and I...
  12. Home A/V Distribution
    I’ve benefited tremendously from the information and expertise shared on this forum but have selfishly returned little. So this is a loooong “give back” from a guilty lurker! Let’s jump into the nuts and bolts and I’ll save a little philosophy for the end. I recently completed a total “rip out...
  13. Audio Gear
    SOLD!!! I'm selling a whole home Nuvo audio system. System comes with (1) NV-GW100-NA Wireless Access Gateway Point, (3) NuVo NV-P100-NA Wireless Zone Players and (1) NV-P200-NA Wireless Zone Player. This system is big enough for a four room system. All items brand new, never used. I'm...
  14. Speakers
    I'm in the process of building a home and I'm considering going with an all-home audio system, multiple 5.1 surround systems, while also cutting the cord with DirecTV/local cable company. I'm considering an HD antenna in the attic that's wired to all rooms, along with something like a Roku...
  15. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Don North, chief designer for Riva Audio, talks about the company's WAND (Wireless Audio Network Device) whole-home audio speakers, the Arena and Festival. Topics include driver designs, passive radiators, built-in class-D amps, Wi-Fi networking, closed versus open architecture, casting...
  16. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I've done a wonderful thing. After a few years of puzzling it all together, I've got the dream whole home audio system. 6 zones total, 5 driven by Sonos Connect:Amps and 1 Yamaha R-S300 w/ Sonos:Connect. What I would like to do now is to re-utilize the R-S300 for a turn table and tower speakers...
  17. Home A/V Distribution
    Hello everyone, I need a little assistance selecting a whole house amp for a house we are moving into. Here is the layout: 6 Zones: Front porch, dining room, kitchen, living room, back porch, master bedroom. The layout for the already in place speakers is: Basement è CAT6&2 wire speaker...
  18. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have an Extron audio switch that I use for connecting inputs to outputs in my Whole Home Audio setup. One of the downsides of the way I have it set up is that I need an amplifier for every set of speakers (zone) that I want to be able to play to. Source A -- -- Amp X -- Speaker X...
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