I have a large custom house built around 2004 with multiple drops (cat5, tel, RG6 and sound in flexible conduit) in each room and am looking for a sound system to handle 8-12 zones.
Several contractors have each suggested _their_ pet system including Speakercraft, Russound and Elan. I just hate buying an expensive black box and would prefer something I could program myself - like a Linux box to handle control of zones and an mp3 server or something like Russound which I could install and tweak myself.
I like Russound because I could handle it myself. I have a lot of comptuer expertese and have built quite a few computers - lately mostly Slackware Linux as I'm moving completely away from Windows.
I've followed this group for several years now and know there is a lot of expertise here. So I respectfully some comments that apply directly to my situation.