Saw this up on slashdot.org tonight, other than price, it looks like the ultimate solution!
Ability to play different music in up to 32 zones... A central controller, a remote that can control it all.
There should be a VIA based freshmeat clone in a few weeks, would be about 1/2 the cost I think.
From: David Mark <dmark@ci...> - 2005-06-24 09:28:19
Wouldn't you need 32 of these appliances to do 32 zones? For a budget
solution, check out AR wireless speakers on eBay. I picked up several pair
for about $30 each and a couple of outdoor models and a set of headphones for
even less. Not quite as cool as all zones in my setup play the same thing (or
are turned off locally.) I use an IR/RF universal remote to control the
source from anywhere on my property. These speakers can handle up to 3 zones
if needed and sound surprisingly good. And unlike other models I tried, they
emit very little hissing/buzzing when the source is silent, so they are
perfect for mh announcements as well as music.