I have a Russound whole-home system, consisting of an MCAC3 (6 zones with wired speakers), and a DMS-3.1 (streamer), connected to a QNAP TVS-871 containing my Roon core. The Russound is for non-critical background listening. There are 6 keypads in different locations, such as the ensuite or deck.
I know that this is not supported by Roon, but Roon recognizes the 3 music streams, and the arrangements has been satisfactory until a short time ago, when the DMS-3.1 began to act up. It has now stopped working.
Before I start fixing the Russound system, I want to see what else is available.
I am looking for:
- A minimum 6 zone controller;
- Uses existing wired speakers
- Can use existing keypads/has dedicated keypads
- Can connect to a NAS
- Will be recognized by Roon.
I am looking for an elegant solution in each room, where the system will have a wall-mounted controller/keypad, hard-wired to a central amp.