Well i finally caved and bought this Sonos system. After so many years of wanting to find something decent to play music around the house, have the customization to move from room to room, not have to re-wire the house, could run Flac files, etc.
I got a bridge and two connects, might go for three.
Was buggy a bit at the start. Zonealarm was playing havoc a bit (not sure why), and one of the connects was faulty i'm almost positive.
Beyond that, super slick.
Thrilled to have good sound out on the patio and be able to play same music in the living room yet separately adjust the volume for each room.
Controllable with any smart phone hooked up to the local WAN.
The patio system:
A new in the box NAD Viso 5 AVR for less than 50% retail cost (has built in dvdp).
Mission 737 vintage speakers.
The Sonos player.
The system was originally being powered by a vintage Kenwood KR-5600 but the input selector knob is giving me grief and i cannot get a tuner at the moment so it has replaced my H/K 380i powering my computer instead.
Talk about domino effect.