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RE: A 5-zone multiroom airplay system for a friend

John Duncan wrote:

What clunky iPlayer workaround?

Go into radio on Sonos and search on shows.

if you want classical you can enter "BBC 3" - for example - and you get a list of available programs.

Apparently it doesn't get updated as quickly as the iPlayer and the programs do cut out in the middle sometimes.

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RE: A 5-zone multiroom airplay system for a friend

All the deliveries should be in by Friday, so, fingers crossed, installing this week-end.

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RE: A 5-zone multiroom airplay system for a friend

A pair of walnut ADM9RS has arrived this week to join the rest of the boxes, so we headed to Wimbledon to our friends' place for installation - a 5 zones Airplay multi-room system with actives in four zones and a pair of old Bose in the (unlucky) kitchen.

Here is the pile of gear through the unpacking.

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First thing though was the back-up - which she hasn't been doing. So I convinced her she had to rectify this asap so she bought a TimeCapsule. That was good, as I was also hoping this would make all the airplay setup easier and more stable.

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I have installed the TimeCapsule in place of BT Hub which worked fine. The back up took abt 1.5 hours - which we spent unpacking all the other stuff, drinking coffee and catching up on things.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/12140238823_1b93fa97b7_k.jpg

The original plan was to use a combination of wireless and homeplug ethernet, but as soon as I connected the homeplugs problems started. So I ditched them and tried wifi only - this worked like a dream and, fingers crossed, seems stable.

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One of the rooms:

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Study:

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Bedroom:

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Kitchen:

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And the main room:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/12140662646_5dc9c69306_k.jpg

AEXs and all the cables are hidden as much as possible so the only things you see are the speakers. They have never used Multiroom or Airplay and were absolutely delighted with what it does. They have been equally delighted with the sound, the 9s in particular, and kept saying the word 'clarity'. I of cause threw a demo of great tracks to take the new system through its paces and they loved it to bits. They were literally mesmerised with some tracks.

So, all in all - a success!

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RE: A 5-zone multiroom airplay system for a friend

Awesome.

 

I wish I had friends like you. Looks neat and I'm sure it sounds great.

Bedroom: Esoteric RZ-1, PMC DB1i, Fostex CW200A. FUBAR IV

Office: Nuforce Icon HDP, Adam A7X

Living room: Apple TV, FIIO D03K, Fostex PM0.4n

Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD900x and ATH-A900x, Sennheiser HD595,  Grado SR80i

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RE: A 5-zone multiroom airplay system for a friend

Nice! Out of interest, which finish are the 9s? Looks very good!

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ID. wrote:

Awesome.

 

I wish I had friends like you. Looks neat and I'm sure it sounds great.

Smile

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bigboss wrote:
Nice! Out of interest, which finish are the 9s? Looks very good!

walnut. But I think rosewood would have been even better.

They will darken a bit with time.

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