My receiver is downstairs for HT and I'm running 2 channels from this unit for stereo sound upstairs. I'd like to have my CD player upstairs with these speakers - but will I lose any quality in running such a long connection from receiver to CD player? What kind of cable should I use for this (it will be at least 35 ft!) Is this what the RJ-45 (A-Bus) connection is for?? Any help appreciated!
Joolz: A-Bus (Audio Bus) is for line-level audio signals and control information from your receiver to other remote locations. It's not designed to "specifically" carry a CD player's line-level audio from a remote location to the receiver. A-Bus is designed to deliver line-level audio and (IR) control information from a central equipment location (where you receiver, CD Player, etc are) to a remote location.
If you really just want a room with it's own minin-system (w/ CD Player), you're probably better off just buying a small 2-channel 45-50W integrated stereo amplifier to go with the CD player.
I'm in the middle of planning my whole-house audio system now. My system will be built around the H/K AVR-525. My house is already run on Leviton OnQ structured wiring with CAT 5 to all rooms... hmmm... except the bathrooms... hmmm.
geekboy, I too am planning a whole-house audio system, tho I'm just starting. I also have the AVR-525. I have been looking around at various sites for some help in designing the system and necessary components. Do you have a good reference site, I've been using smarthome.com.