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Topic # 240850 29-Sep-2018 12:52
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Hey guys I’m looking for some advice on whole house audio. Our must haves are that it can tie in with openHAB and also airplay 2 as were a big apple household.

Were fortunate enough to be in a new house that I’ve ran speaker wire to each room back to a central point.

I’m just wondering what you guys would do? use the speaker wireing in each room or to go with something like Sonos?

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  Reply # 2098520 29-Sep-2018 14:18
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You could look at musicast from Yamaha. There is an openHAB Yamaha binding. But this will give you opens of network speakers and network amps.

Though I believe sonos now does an amp also.

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  Reply # 2098522 29-Sep-2018 14:23
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Try not to go proprietary.   I bought into a branded whole house system, but then you are at the whim of a manufacturer who can shutdown product lines, or even go bust.  So, now I have wired the house for their system but parts need replacing and I can't.   Luckily the wiring is such that maybe i can switch to another system. 


In fact, it is too bad there is not more standardisation in this space. 

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