recommendations on whole house audio distribution

Discuss with other members how to distribute and setup whole house audio and video. Let everyone know what combination of products you are using to accomplish this.
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recommendations on whole house audio distribution

Postby michael(fl) » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:27 pm

does anyone have suggestions / comments between:

russound
speakercraft
nuvo

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Postby davevans » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:56 pm

I haven't had any experience personally, but from what I have read on this forum it appears that the Russound plugin is the most stable and has the most features when using a CAV 6.6, CAM or CAA 6. I talked to the russound rep at EHX and the new MCA models use an expanded RNET protocol so I don't know how nice they will play with the existing plugin.

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Postby mnkynifefite » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:01 pm

If you are looking for good ML integration my vote is for a CAV6.6.

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Postby bigbrother » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:29 pm

Go cav6.6 and get good speakercraft speakers like the aims.
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Postby michael(fl) » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:08 am

all, thanks for the replies and info...

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Postby DaveB » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:21 pm

As above - Russound or NuVo. With both of there current offerings and with the power of ML/MLS, you can not go wrong.
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Re: recommendations on whole house audio distribution

Postby SparkyD » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:21 pm

I went with Nuvo, and the MLGrandConcerto Plugin. Works great!

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Re: recommendations on whole house audio distribution

Postby mnkynifefite » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:34 pm

My vote for CAV6

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Re: recommendations on whole house audio distribution

Postby ricks » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:12 pm

Just another suggestion: Xantech MRAudio8x8

Pros:
- More power at 35 W/Ch
- More sources at 8
- More zones at 8
- More cowbell 8)
- Impedance matching (biggie) Allows you to add a second pair of speakers to a zone without overdriving amp. Great for larger room sound dispersal without wasting another zone.
- Zones 7 & 8 unamplified so you can add a separate amp for greater power like a 4 channel 100 w/c for outside areas
- Add a second linked MRAudio for additional zones
- Less expensive than CAV/CAM

Cons:
- Not as hobbyist as the CAV/CAM
- No MLS plugin. Need to use MLGenericDevice via serial
- Weighs as much as my car


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