Russound vs. Sonos?
Not sure if this topic should go in this thread, but it is not really "Home Theatre" so not sure where it would fit.
I am in the process of building a home (basement, main floor, second floor and loft area) and I am looking at different home audio solutions. (Not really focussing on video distribution as I would likely just use some Apple TV units, if needed). I plan on putting in ceiling speakers in the major rooms and home running all of the speaker wire down to a central location in the basement. I would also propose to put volume control knobs on the wall in each room with speakers in the event I "group" in ceiling speakers from different rooms into a common "zone" but may not want sound in one room at a given time.
While I like the idea of some type of control panel on the wall, (that way it will never get mis placed) I also like the idean of having an independent control, (either like the Sonos controller) or an app that can run on a Touch or iphone and control the audio.
I have about 25 gb of music stored on a NAS and I don't currently subscribe to XM, bout would consider it. I also would like the ability to allow one of my kids upstairs to listen to something while I could listen to something different downstairs.
I was seriously considering a Sonos system but then someone said I should consider Russound as it has similar functionality, possibly similar price point but more importantly, allows for greater integration into a larger system (HAI, for example).
Any thoughts on Russound vs. Sonos as the audio component of what will hopefully be a relatively integrated system? (Thinking of Insteon for lighting, don't need to control drapes, blinds etc).