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new multiroom system - help

by dseven313 / March 10, 2012 7:26 AM PST

To cut short - new build house
i have laid speaker cable from plant room to 12 Zones, with Vol Controls in each zone.
I have a plan see the link below or pdf attached.
Anyone any help??? Will this work?
I have no experience at this at all don't even know what type of Amp or speakers to buy.....
any help would be much appreciated

http://www.fuda.co.uk/new_speaker_system.pdf

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correct link
by dseven313 / March 10, 2012 7:27 AM PST
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You need a modified plan
by Pepe7 / March 10, 2012 10:31 AM PST
In reply to: correct link

Basically, there's no amp/receiver with 12 zones built in. You need to find/add a multi-room speaker distribution system for that job. Something similar to a Russound like this:
Russound 12 pair speaker selector
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_543PRO12HP/Russound-PRO-12HP.html?tp=8183

Crutchfield carries some other related equipment you can browse through here:
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_15240/Speaker-Selectors-Distributors.html?tp=8183

Why so many Airport Expresses if only one type of music is being listened to at the same time(?) You would only need one, mini-toslink to toslink like this-
http://www.amazon.com/6ft-Toslink-Mini-Cable/dp/B000FMXKC8
Keep it digital for very nice sound quality via a newer receiver.

hth,
Pedro

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12 zone amp
by dseven313 / March 12, 2012 12:19 AM PDT

thanks for the pointers
Can i not use something like a Niles SI-1230 to get to my 12 zones?
yes i will only need 1 x airport express, never thought about that

and now onto speakers, i have no idea here also, all but 6 of mine need to be ceiling speakers, in the main family room i'll be going for mini wall mounted ones

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Yes, looks quite good
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2012 12:56 AM PDT
In reply to: 12 zone amp

While I haven't used that one personally, if you call up Crutchfield, their advisors are actually somewhat helpful in getting you the correct accompanying equipment (matching receiver, etc.). I have had questions that the manufacturers wouldn't answer during installs and I took a chance calling Crutchfield. Sometimes the nitty gritty small stuff is best for their type of resources via phone. Anything more 'big picture' requires research beforehand elsewhere IME and O.

Good luck, and report back your progress.

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Regarding speakers
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2012 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: 12 zone amp

I don't think you will have any trouble choosing speakers, since you aren't looking for high end products, just something that works. Again, look at the resources on the crutchfield site. It's somewhat detailed.

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