For those of you who are more than willing to turn your living room into a home entertainment extravaganza, then you might be interested to know that Crestron’s starting to ship their Sonnex 24X8 Multiroom Audio System. Just what the Sonnex is able to offer? For starters, it transmits 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio long distances across a single shielded CAT5-type cable to up to 74 zones. This features a breakthrough all-in-one high-efficiency hardware design and exclusive single-wire digital bus technology, where Sonnex will substantially reduce the hardware and cabling requirements of traditional systems without sacrificing on delivering maximum power and sound quality.
One of the main advantages of Sonnex to custom installers would be the need for never ever having to deal with speaker wire homeruns back to the central closet, reducing installation times by a significant margin, where it lets installers move on to the next job whereas their competitors are still pulling cable. If you’re an installer and want to up your business plan, then the Crestron Sonnex 24X8 Multiroom Audio System would definitely be a serious consideration for you.
Boasting installations of more than 8 zones, all integrators need to do is add a SWAMPE-8 zone expander locally instead of in the central rack. There is only one connection required back to the main rack, where it is a single shielded CAT5-type cable. This basically means that pulling bundles of speaker wire through walls and ceilings are a thing of the past, letting you heave a sigh of relief. When you add up to eight 8-zone expanders, you get a whopping total of 74 zones with 24 sources. As all speaker wire is local, there would be no more time-consuming speaker wire home runs all the way back to the central rack.