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|Originally posted by thebland|
Regarding obsolescence, I think that is over rated. For most, audio that is easily controlled thru the house and simple video switching is all most want. There will always be changes, but pressing play and switching discs from any control panel thru the house is what most are looking for. LCD keypads are certainly a nice upgrade as all buttons are customized.
|but pressing play and switching discs from any control panel thru the house is what most are looking for. LCD keypads are certainly a nice upgrade as all buttons are customized.|
|Originally posted by audiblesolutions|
IThe end user just wants to use his system. He wants it to work all the time without having to figure out why or what is out of sync. He should not want to have to take the phone call from his wife when he is at work asking how to get the Barney tape on the TV because the baby has been crying for 30 minutes and she cannot get it on the TV.
|Originally posted by David Guill|
From what I understand about the SystemLine the power is brought to the individual components via the CAT5 cable and the amplifier in the speaker is Class D which produces little heat and plenty of power for distributed listening. The only place for additional amplifier power might be for the outdoors and or very large rooms. For very large rooms where multiple speakers would be used the idea is to provide sub-room capability or to subordinate a speaker/amp combination off of another speaker/amp zone. Atlantic Technology has some great ideas and definitely worth waiting for. I wouldn't worry about the quality of the speakers since Atlantic Technology makes outstanding speakers. You probably wouldn't want to replace these with inferior speakers from another manufacturer. Possibly they may come out with just the electronic components which can tie into any set of speakers.
Sources are brought into the SystemLine unit via local input modules which I understand to be wall plate size and is essentially a mini-controller/transciever for attaching to the LAN (local area network). Really cool since you can put sources anywhere you want and just run a CAT5 to it and it can talk to everyone else out there. Sources become essentially unlimited because of the IP address space.
DigiLinX from netstreams sounds very similar in concept so again look for them also.