Anyone have any "hands on" experience with one of these?
"The brains behind the Encore System is the Distribution Hub, featuring
DIGI-5 technology, a groundbreaking, end-to-end solution. With DIGI-5
technology, Analog audio signals are converted to a high quality 24-bit
digital format at the Source Input Wall, delivering high quality digital
audio from multiple sources to different rooms."
I would like to have an RF whole house audio system if it can deliver
without buzzing and scratching but the ad copy leaves too much unexplained
(at least for me, and maybe because I'm dense!). So I am looking for anyone
who's used this system either before or after X-10 started selling it.
Anyone know a better or cheaper place to buy?
Well, yes, it does leave too much unexplained and I guess the most
unexplained is how they managed to not mention once that this is NOT a
wireless system. The remote controls are (IR?) but not the actual sound
distribution / power for amplification.
As far as I can tell, DIGI-5 is a newer take on the old (non-digital)
They both require CAT5 cables for distribution of the audio signal /
I don't have experience with DIGI-5 but I am using A-Bus throughout the
house and it's great - I love it. And if you use A-Bus, you can get away
with something like $120 worth of equipment (CAT5 cable and the speakers
extra, just like with the DIGI system) for 1 source to 4 rooms or
something like $300 for 4 sources/4 rooms. Look up Channel Vision A-bus
devices on e-Bay, they are (or at least used to be) the cheapest and I
sourced the entire system from eBay. I don't remember the actual costs
from 3 years ago but it was negligible compared to speakers / cable /
Don't know anything about it but I bought this about 5 years ago
(http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/4spsewvoco.html ). It has
connections for 6 separate speaker systems/volume controls. I hook my
stereo up to it and my computer, CD/DVD, radio and tape player are all
hooked up to the stereo. Works great, no buzzing or scratching. You
need to wire everything up though. Only cost $150. Thats what I paid
6/2006. Still the same price, and I am very happy with it.
Ive had x10 for 25 years and one thing i can guarntee about x10, poor
quality products is something they dont care about, the easiest
cheapest whole house music is apple air play going through Airport
Express, ive just set up 4 in my house.
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