As a DIY-er, I find spending oodles of cash on things like Sonos is wasteful. If you have the cash and simply don’t want to bother learning or considering alternatives, I can see how a single system box might be attractive. Be ready to replace the entire system in a few years when you want to expand or change something. Stereos, however, have been around since the time of our ancestors, and that maturity makes them fairly fool-proof and inexpensive. The only thing Sonos adds is streaming and a digital interface. Here’s an alternative system that does the exact same thing for half the retail cost of a single-speaker Sonos. Note: like the Sonos, my system assumes you have wifi and internet. Read More
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