Help me choose between a basic, mid-level (MC), and advanced (Lync) whole-house audio system.

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November 10, 2021 at 11:20:00 AM PST November 10, 2021 at 11:20:00 AM PSTth, November 10, 2021 at 11:20:00 AM PST

Whether you are in an existing home or building a new home, we offer affordable, feature-rich whole-house audio systems you can install yourself. In many cases, how your cables can be run will determine your whole-house audio options.

  • Options 1 & 2 - for those who have the flexibility of installing new cabling.
  • Options 3 & 4 - for those who can only use existing speaker cable.


Are you building a new home or are speaker cables AND Cat 5 (or higher) cables already run to a central location? (or cables can easily be installed)

Option #1

Mid-Level

Controlled with:

Key Features

6 Zones

Each zone can have multiple rooms

Up to 6 Sources can be located in a central location

Each zone can listen to a different source (or the same source)

Option #2

Advanced

Controlled with:

Key Features

6-12 Zones

Each zone can have multiple rooms

Up to 12-18 Sources can be located centrally and throughout the home

Each zone can listen to a different source (or the same source)

Intercom: Global & Zone-to-Zone


Are you in an existing home with ONLY speaker cables run to a central location? (or speaker cables can easily be installed)

Option #3

Basic Systems

Controlled with:

Key Features

4-6 Rooms

All rooms listen to the same source

Option #4

Mid-Level/Advanced

Controlled with:

Key Features

6-12 Zones

Each zone can have multiple rooms

Up to 6 Central sources

Each zone can listen to a different source (or the same source)


*If you have an unused Cat 5 (or higher) cable run from a room to the central location, you can add a source input to the room using audio baluns.