Very excited about using Sonos for my whole home audio extravaganza.
- My home has some rooms pre-wired for sound and I'm installing in-ceiling speakers in them.
- The speaker wires all originate behind the cabinet of my family room entertainment center and an ethernet connection is available there too.
- I am buying a new AV Receiver for the cabinet (Denon 3808 or Onkyo 875)
- I will have 4 zones originating in the fam room cabinet: the family room itself and 3 other zones.
- I will have some ZP100s in other zones, so should have sufficient wireless coverage.
1) For the family room cabinet: Should I purchase 3 ZP100's and 1 ZP80? Or can I purchase 4 ZP 80's since I will have the AV receiver available?
2) I read through old posts and it appears I can either daisy chain the ZP100's or connect them to a network switch and in turn to the ethernet jack. Just wanted to confirm that the preferred approach is to connect each Sonos unit directly to the network switch.
3) Does anyone have a recommendation for a good gigabit switch with 6 or more connections?
4) I currently have a gigabit network that uses jumbo frames to speed file transfer with my NAS device. I have heard that in order to use jumbo frames, all devices on the network must be gigabit-compatible. Will the Sonos system prevent me from realizing the speed gains of jumbo frames on the gigabit network?
Ok, thanks everyone.