[kwlug-disc] Multi-zone question for the audio gurus

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Apr 13 10:40:27 EDT 2011


Chris Irwin wrote, On 04/12/2011 9:54 PM:
> I know there are a few audio-knowledgeable folks on the list (I'm
> looking at you, Brent!). Does anybody know much about multi-zone audio?
> 
> I've set up an mpd service, and I've got sound running out of my
> server's sound card. I'd like to take that output and stick it into
> various other rooms. Those rooms will either have receivers (my stereo's
> line-in) or powered PC speakers (via unused KVM port in my office).
> 
> Ideally I'd like the audio running to all outputs all the time, so I can
> simply turn on the speakers in the office to listen to music, rather
> than flip A/B switches in the basement.

Just checking ... so you're expecting to walk back to the originating 
room if you want to change songs / playlists / stations / whatever?

Hmm. Wonder if wireless makes sense here. In essence, it's a broadcast.

Is pristine fidelity important to you?



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