I am doing a project for someone and need some experienced advice. Here is what we are looking at:
2 Floor Apartment
4 Zones (Hard Wired/CAT5)
Apartment is being built so, will be running cables etc.
8 Ceiling Speakers layed out on one side of the first floor spread throughout 4 rooms.
Zonos ZP90 will connect to 5.1 Audio Receiver for output in Living Room. 2 speakers will be connecting to this zone from the kitchen.
2 speakers in one room
5 speakers spread throughout 3 rooms
After speaking with a Sonos PreSales rep, i was told that the only way this set up is going to work is by Purchasing a Multi-Zone audio receiver. Upon looking into Multi-Zone receivers (DENON AVR-4311CI) i was told by them that i will also require a Power Amp to handle all of these speakers.
I am looking for someone who is experienced in this kind of set up an would be able to assist with the specs needed.
Note: Zone2 will be connected to its own Receiver since its for the Family Room and this room requires the Surround Sound System.
From my understanding, i will need the obvious 4 Zone Players for each Zone. Those Zone Players will connect to the Multi-Zone audio Receiver. From that Audio Receiver, i will need to connect an Audio Amplifier which will connect to the speakers.
This sounds about right, but my concern is about the zones going out through the Amplifiers. WIll i need one amp per zone? if not, how will the amp know how to separate the audio to each zone.
What kind of Receiver and Amp would you recommend. Speaker recommendations are welcomed as well.
thanks for your input!