Distributed audio and video refers to a system that allows you to send audio and video signals from a central location to multiple locations throughout a building or property. It typically involves using equipment such as amplifiers, matrix switches, and baluns to distribute the signals.
Distributed audio and video works by sending signals from a central source such as a media server, cable box, or streaming device to multiple locations throughout a building or property. The signals are typically sent over wires such as HDMI or Ethernet cables and are received by devices such as speakers and TVs.
Distributed audio and video provides several benefits, including the ability to listen to music and watch videos in multiple locations throughout a building or property, improved audio and video quality, and convenience. It also reduces clutter by eliminating the need for multiple audio and video components in each room.
The cost of a distributed audio and video system can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the quality and complexity of the system. Basic systems with limited zones may cost less, while complex systems with advanced features and more zones will cost more. It’s important to set a budget and prioritize which components are most important for your needs.