Interesting find for affordable whole house audio

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Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:10 pm
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Interesting find for affordable whole house audio

I couldn’t bring myself to shell for one Sonos amp, much less many of them, so i got one of these in the mail today to stream and power my passive in-ceiling speakers.

So far, seems legit. I am a little surprised i haven’t seen these on this forum yet.

https://a.co/d/bMU5WpR

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Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:11 pm
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Re: Interesting find for affordable whole house audio

mundmc wrote:
I couldn’t bring myself to shell for one Sonos amp, much less many of them, so i got one of these in the mail today to stream and power my passive in-ceiling speakers.

So far, seems legit. I am a little surprised i haven’t seen these on this forum yet.

https://a.co/d/bMU5WpR
If that did Airplay 2 it’d be perfect!


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Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:16 pm
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Re: Interesting find for affordable whole house audio

I was REALLY on the fence about this. Keep in mind, I rarely use the multi-room sync feature of Airplay2 as is. The other option was a $79 or $89 USD device that served as a "pre-amp" (for streaming) only, with maybe one 1/8" headphone jack input.

I liked it-at only 50W per channel and a 60+ foot distance from the amp/pre-amp thing to the speaker (RSL C-34), it still put out a reasonable presence (keeping in mind, this is budget whole-house built-in expectations). My main stereo, for comparison, is largely custom built speaker/ subs, tuned with REW and some Audyssey); the two do not compare.

I ordered a second one, and I'll check to see how well they sync. If they DON't sync well, i'll relegate them to bathrooms or some other project. If they DO sync up, gonna get the $449 deal for five of them.

Will keep you posted.

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Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:31 pm
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Re: Interesting find for affordable whole house audio

The last thing I bought for my Sonos system was an IKEA SYMFONISK bookshelf speaker (I'm still on the original Sonos API). Still more money than this thing, but it's not bad for the money IMO.

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