Russound has 5 options (Sphere, Collage, CAM, CAV, Essentia), Nuvo at least 3.
Depends on how much you want to spend. Don't forget the cost of the source components in the overall price.
I have been shopping for a new distributed audio system for months, myself.
The visible, distributed metadata is the tricky part, IMO. Nuvo GC and Russound CAM/CAV are leading my least.
Don't forget the Speakercraft MODE system. The Niles ICS is pretty slick as well.
Please post your progress.
Edit - of course you wouldn't consider the Collage. I'm most impressed by the Sphere, though the hardware and software are fairly protected - maybe you could buy from an authorized local dealer, and pay him a little extra, you know, 'for the effort'.
Read about Nuvo Music Port for access to networked digital content.
Most distributed systems either focus on digital source material from a server/network/PC, or from components. Until recently, you bought one or the other.
Then, Russound and Nuvo came out with dedicated expensive server components for the rack, but unfortunately outrageously expensive.
Only recently Nuvo came out with the Music Port, to allow direct access to the PC/network (using re-bacged software from Autonomic). I wish Russound would partner with JRMC for something similar.
I'll wait and see over the next few months how the Music Port works out - I'd like to hear from some users how well it does. Some posters at remotecentral.com custom installer's forum reported some initial bugginess.
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!