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Advice needed for MP3 Home wireless system..



I want to set up an unobtrusive sound system which streams my MP3s from a central "server" PC to different rooms using ceiling mounted speakers.

I have used Netgear MP101 streamer to date to stream the sound to an existing hifi system and have the wireless network already in place.

Sound quality is not too critical I am looking for background and occasional use really, no surround sound or audiophile standard required.

I have looked at Sonos solutions which look good but expensive.

Has anyone got any experience here that they would be willing to share?

I am fitting downlighting in the ceiling in the main room so no big deal to fit a couple of high quality ceiling speakers but not sure where to wire them to and where to locate a Sonos control unit to which speakers would attach and which would need power source. Would rather not have to cut wire into the walls, maybe I could have the controller in the room above and the wireless control panel would access it from there?

Any experiences or advice appreciated........


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I currently use a combination of a linkstation running slimserver and squeezeboxes either connected directly to my hifi or utilising computer style powered speakers. Works very well, and since i have used lossless codec also sounds very good through my hifi.


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p.s. probably better to redirect this question to the mp3 section as you are more likely to get a response.

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