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Russound CAA66 Replacement
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OP | Post 16 made on Friday September 11, 2020 at 18:42
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On September 8, 2020 at 17:55, buzz said...
Keypads are nice because they will not disappear into a pocket or drawer somewhere and they are always available, even to users who don't have passwords.


I agree.
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OP | Post 17 made on Friday September 11, 2020 at 18:44
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On September 8, 2020 at 13:01, SB Smarthomes said...
I replaced an old CAV6.6 with UNO-S2 keypads that I had installed at my house with 6 of the new Sonos AMPs.  I was a little worried about losing the local keypads at first, but don't really miss them.

My wife likes using the Sonos app on phone/tablet better than the keypads...

My preference, but drywall repair is an issue for me.
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OP | Post 18 made on Friday September 11, 2020 at 18:45
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Thanks for all the replies, I will update you when I make a decision.
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Post 19 made on Friday September 11, 2020 at 23:41
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On September 11, 2020 at 18:41, Slimfoot said...
You are correct, no such thing as SONOS compatibility.

huh? I'm not sure why you couldnt answer the question...
OP | Post 20 made on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 07:19
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On September 8, 2020 at 09:48, Impaqt said...
What does "Sonos Compatibility" mean to you? Are you expecting metadata on the keypads?

No metadata, volume adjustment for keypads via the SONOS app would be nice.
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Post 21 made on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 10:48
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I know they did not impress you, but if the Sonos app will be primary, and you donít want sheetrock repair, Iíd still use the Lutron Picos.

They are cheap. They do fine on volume, play/pause, and skip for those rare times you donít have a phone nearby. And they will nicely cover the hole in the wall.
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Post 22 made on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 12:16
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On September 11, 2020 at 18:44, Slimfoot said...
My preference, but drywall repair is an issue for me.

Drywall repair is easy and a good life skill to know.  Learning at your own hose seems like the perfect opportunity!
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Post 23 made on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 01:16
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On September 12, 2020 at 07:19, Slimfoot said...
No metadata, volume adjustment for keypads via the SONOS app would be nice.

I've seen this in single zone applications.... (IE: Receivers), but How exactly would the Sonos system know what zone you are trying to control in a multi-room config?
OP | Post 24 made on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 07:33
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On September 13, 2020 at 01:16, Impaqt said...
I've seen this in single zone applications.... (IE: Receivers), but How exactly would the Sonos system know what zone you are trying to control in a multi-room config?

You are correct, can not be done. Thank you for your help.
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OP | Post 25 made on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 07:35
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On September 12, 2020 at 12:16, SB Smarthomes said...
Drywall repair is easy and a good life skill to know.  Learning at your own hose seems like the perfect opportunity!

Good suggestion, I may get brave someday.
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Post 26 made on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 08:01
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On September 12, 2020 at 12:16, SB Smarthomes said...
Drywall repair is easy and a good life skill to know.  Learning at your own hose seems like the perfect opportunity!

Its not hard, but man do I HATE doing it.  I need to get new sanding pads for my festool sander than junior coerced me into getting.  It connects to a vacuum and definitely makes the job a bit better.  My biggest issue with doing them at clients houses is that most of my jobs are small one day deals, and drywall repair will require multiple trips in most cases.  There is quick drying mud, but I haven't worked with it to know how feasible it is to get any patches down in a day.  The other issue is it still would require paint.  One thing I hate more than patchwork is paint, and I am definitely not painting a clients house.  I am an AV guy, not a painter.
Post 27 made on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 08:41
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I can do many things, but drywall is not on that list. Subs will giggle and roll their eyes after watching me struggle.

Quick set mud is handy for small patch jobs once you get used to working in small batches. Note that quick set is much harder to sand. It's best to take extra care while applying. Don't let tools sit around with uncured mud on them because once it cures, it is (literally) hard to deal with.

I've watched contractors apply mud over tape almost as fast as they can walk and almost no sanding is needed. This is not my skill.
Post 28 made on Sunday September 13, 2020 at 13:39
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Wall-mount tablet could cover a hole.

8" Android + Vidabox + POE runs about $300/zone. Fire tablets are even cheaper, and there are cheaper mounts.

iPad mini + iPort Launch/Luxe + POE is a lot more, and may require drywall repair anyway, for the minimalist look.
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