Bach Here Beatles There X-Box, Too PUHLEEZE.
Further to another post where I have been asked to help a friend with their house renovation, could anyone give their opinions on a SENSIBLE multi room system.
I realize that firms like Crestron etc may be booming, but I have yet to meet anyone who ever really wanted to listen to Bach in one room, the Buzzocks in another, while their husband watched sports, someone else watched a movie and they were cooking spaghetti or something while their kids played PS2.
Worse, I have been to several dinner parties where the newly rich host neurotically jumped up and down to adjust the malfunctioning panel of their multi room system, couldnt located disc number 7000 or whatever they wanted to play. As an added bonus, it all sounded like CRAP through their designery hidden speakers. (Of course, I as an old school audiophile, jump up and down neurotically with my 2 channel system but that is a different matter.)
So I would like to propose a SIMPLE and GOOD SOUNDING hub and spoke system where at the nucleus of the house there is a monster audio/home theatre system of fabulous quality. And then, branching out, you can remotely monitor and independently adjust the audio and volume in other rooms, or if necessary, simply play music throughout the house.
Which, at the end of the day, is not so far from "speakers 1 and speakers 2" on a Fisher 500 or something, circa 1965. Back to the future!?
So your opinions on clean, simple, good sounding "multi room" music greatly appreciated.