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Whole Home Audio best practices
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I am having trouble clarifying the best practices with CQC for whole home audio.

I have a home I am redoing now which will be wired for up to 12 zones of audio. As we are doing the home in stages we are currently at 6 and will keep going up. The home is a ranch style with open basement and attic so wiring during the remodel is fairly simple as i have installed a couple PVC lines from basement to attic.

I am planning on implementing CQC with an OmniproII and UPB. I am installing speakers as we remodel for simplicity sake, but due to the chases i installed into the basement have not wired them yet. Planning on a central distribution model.

The wife loves her some Sonos (we have a couple play 5's from apartment days). But i am having a bear of a time determining if I should buy zp120's per zone, zp90's and a multi-channel amp (which one?), or if CQC allows for a completely different model with similar/more capabilities.

I am bypassing keypads since we plan on utilizing tablets in rooms. I am also bypassing nuvo as the price for old hardware (music port) is ridiculous. And now that nuvo has now partnered with a different company I have serious doubts as to support going forward for updates. (as an aside this peeves me to no end as if i used nuvo i could use HAI's phone app until i got CQC fully integrated. I have a real bug for companies that are slow to adapt...).

Any direction you guys can provide concerning best practices, better cost scenarios, etc would be great. The only "requirement" is at least 2 simultaneous sources, and the ability to group zones easily.

One last note, I will be running a single server at the central distribution point. It will be running VM's for CQC, NAS, etc.

That's a bit of a ramble but hope you guys get the idea. I cannot buy CQC until the central point is ready, but I need a plan for this WHA soon.

Thanks!
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Whole Home Audio best practices - by Bal - 02-26-2013, 01:09 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by Dean Roddey - 02-26-2013, 01:20 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by sic0048 - 02-26-2013, 04:56 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by kblagron - 02-26-2013, 07:27 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by Dean Roddey - 02-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by sic0048 - 02-27-2013, 07:07 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by Bal - 02-27-2013, 10:12 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by zaccari - 02-27-2013, 10:27 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by wuench - 02-27-2013, 11:54 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by kblagron - 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by Bal - 02-27-2013, 02:47 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by sic0048 - 02-27-2013, 06:13 PM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by ControlFreak - 02-28-2013, 09:00 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by ControlFreak - 02-28-2013, 09:19 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by ControlFreak - 02-28-2013, 09:58 AM
Whole Home Audio best practices - by Bal - 02-28-2013, 10:36 AM

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