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October 20, 2006, 5:21 pm
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Any feedback on the Graphic Five system. I am looking to install whole
house audio utilizing cat-5 (digital) cabling from the head end to each
room. At the various room amplifiers, I of course have installed the
appropriate cabling for the speakers in that room. Any other systems to
recommend. Thanks a lot!
Re: Graphic Five Whole House audio
There are a number of high quality multi-room audio systems which use CAT5
cabling. The Graphic Five is a really sweet design.
Take a look at Russound's "Rnet" controllers. Xantech makes a high end
integrated system called MRC88 (MRC44 is the smaller
version). I sell these (including Graphite Five) online. Customers have given
good feedback on all of them. Russound is the most
There are also several brands of "A-Bus" systems on the US market. Again,
Russound is a major player. Channel Vision also has an
A-Bus system but it's not as well-known as Russound's version. A-Bus isn't as
flexible as the other types, but it offers a less
expensive alternative with more features than a basic, single-zone (impedance
matching volume controls) system.
If you're planning on doing this for a living it would be wise to familiarize
yourself with all of these plus a few more. At the
very least you'll e able to answer clients' questions about alternatives and
proposals from competing vendors.
Graphite Five is more flexible than most of the others though it's significantly
higher in cost. Best of luck.
Robert L Bass
Bass Home Electronics
4883 Fallcrest Circle
Sarasota · Florida · 34233
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