Sonos low-down (and is it prone to wireless interference?)
OK, so I'm officially at the end of my tether, having failed to resolve the problems I've been having with Airport Express wireless interference over a protracted time period. Whatever it is that's causing the interference that leads to drop-outs when I'm streaming music, I can't resolve it, and I've had just about as much as I can take.
What I need to be able to do is stream to 3 rooms. Currently my music library is stored on my macbook pro and I stream from this to 3 AEs.
I guess the first and most fundamental question is, whether or not a Sonos system streaming wirelessly will be as susceptible to interference as an Apple Airport based system. I think I remember reading somewhere that Sonos uses it's own frequency and is therefore less (not?) prone to interference? If I took the plunge and shelled out for the Sonos, I just don't think I could face these same issues all over again!
So looking in to this I think I'd need the following kit:
A Zonebridge BR100
A Zoneplayer ZP90 (to connect to my main system
2* Zoneplayer ZP120 (might as well replace the systems in kitchen and bedroom whilst I'm at it!)
Possibly a CR200 controller for she who prefers Blackberry to iPhone, Grrr.
As I understand it I'd connect the BR100 to my wireless router - in this instance an Apple Time Capsule - via ethernet. Could I use the Time Capsule's hard drive as the source of my music library? Everything is stored as Apple Lossless files - Will that be OK?
Would I be able to ethernet the ZP90 to my time capsule (the TC is in my lounge where the ZP90 would be used) and do away with the BR100?
Does anyone know what the Sonos system does to the data and in what format it moves it around? I've always felt that I couldn't tell the difference between music streamed via my AE (when working!) or my Mac plugged directly into my amp. I wouldn't want to take a drop in quality with the Sonos system.
Thanks in advance! Cheers.