What is a Multi Room System?
A multi room system typically consists of : a controller unit located near the users source components (Hi-Fi or home theater), keypads mounted in several rooms (Zones) and
discreetly mounted speakers (typically in-ceiling)
What Does it do?
The multi room system enables the users to listen to, or watch, their favourite media, with full control of source and volume. In other words dad could be listening to the news in the study (zone 1), while mom relaxes with classical music in the den (zone2), while the kids listen to hip-hop in the living room (another zone), all at the same time.
Look to see if your amp has a zone two capacity built in!
In short, Multi Room refers to piping music to a number of rooms.
All you have to do is come in and tell us in which rooms you want music. We will discuss each room and sell you the correct speakers for the room. Based on the number of rooms, and type of speakers, the correct Controlling system with all the cabling needed and the installation fees will be discussed and the installations will be booked and confirmed as soon as we see the online transfer/the payment.
The newer better systems make use of ‘killer’ apps on tablets and phones and provide for iPod integration as well as networked storage devices (media servers). Meta-data (artist, track title and album) is displayed on each control device, which makes changing source or volume as easy as pressing a button. Integration with legacy devices means changing a channel on the DStv from another room is just as easy.
The big name in audio distribution is now Control 4 which also offer control of, and integration with other home systems like lighting, CCtv cameras, irrigation as well as all the video (TV’s) and audio (speakers) in the home. Russound is still an option in certain circumstances. To find which will suit you, chat to us now.
Home Theater Receiver expansion
Some Home Theater Receivers come with zone 2 and sometimes even zone 3 outputs which means you can have music in another room or two, for the cost of what ever speakers you choose.
The HEOS option
Heos has made listening to your favourite music as easy and beautiful as can be. Now all you have to do is buy a speaker for how ever many people want to listen at the same time, and send the music to the speaker, or to as many speakers as you have, to enjoy your music effortlessly and with no need to retro fit cabling!
How simple or sophisticated would you like your home to be?
Speak to Sound and Image to find the best fit for you today.