Audio pro has a new wireless multi-room product line caled
the living series, which is aimed at providing a complete multi-room solution.
According to Audio pro it is not evolution, it is a revolution. So lets go
through some facts about the system architecture.
1.Own dedicated network. As with Sonos, the Audio pro devices communicates (mainly
streams audio) through a separate Audio pro wireless network. This makes the
installation easier and the music distribution more reliable.
2.Sending music is done through the WF100 dongle that can be attached to a
Computer through USB (where it replaces the system sound card) or with any music
device that has a line out.(TV, Android, iPhone, iPad, stereo). So great source
support BUT the mayor drawback is that your source can’t send different streams
to different zones at the same time. So you can’t play Spotify in zone one and
internet radio in zone two simultaneously if your only source is a PC. You need
a second source to achieve that. Like going to your stereo and start a cd that
is streamed to zone one and then go to your computer and start Spotify that is
played in zone two.
3.Receiving music is done with either Audio pro speakers with built in receiver
for this system. Or it can be done with the RX100 receiver attached to a line in
at any audio system.
4.Given the architecture of the system there are no remoting apps that can control
what are played in multiple sources like the ones that exist for Sonos and
Squeezebox. This is of course a major drawback. Audio pro recommends using the
iPad app Splashtop remote (which is a remote desktop app that clones your
computer desktop) for controlling what your computer plays in one
Compared to Sonos and Squeezebox, Audio pro lacks a unified remote system for controlling what will be played in which zone. It cant play Spotify in different zones at
the same time with the same account, as Sonos and Squeezebox can. But if you are
looking for an easy way to stream music from your old stereo across the house or
to stream from your computer, Audio pro could be what you need.