Multi room/source audio

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by albbreinholt, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. albbreinholt macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I'm trying to help my cousin set up his new dental practice with audio and video equipment. He wants two sources and individual volume control in each room. I'm trying to find a nice way to do this for not a lot of money. Does anyone have experience with this? I could use some help finding the right components.
  2. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    Is there any existing equipment to work with or is this all fresh? Also, what is the budget? Does he want Audio and Video in each room or just audio? What kind of media is to be streamed (TV, music, radio, DVDs, CDs, Existing media - think itunes)?
  3. albbreinholt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I know he wants a tv in the front lobby but I think he wants to be able to choose between the tv audio or music up there. In the back he wants to be able to play pandora from one of the macs to all the individual rooms with a volume control in each room. I believe this is new construction so there is nothing existing to go from.

    Thanks for the help.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    People have been doing this for decades. The conventional way is a 70 volt transformer based distribution system. Is there reason not to use this?

    Here is a simple Intro. But if he wants volume control in each room then add a simple l-pad to each speaker
  5. tomhide macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2011
    Hey...Really informative thread. Thanks for sharing this thread with us but i am here looking for dentist... Please update me with useful information about dentist.

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  6. mroddjob macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    this isn't too difficult to do, there are many ways of doing it.

    The way i would do it is with airport expresses and small hi-fi/speaker systems. If you put an airport express into each room they are all capable of receiving a steam from the imac. You then plug the airport express into a hi-fi which will give you control over the volume in each room.

    In the waiting room you would also have the same setup and also plug the tv audio output into the hi-fi, then someone can choose the tv or the airport express as the source.

    Airports only technically stream from itunes but you can buy a cheep app called airfoil which will stream music from any program i.e pandora.

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