My Covid project (with the help of my very friendly dealer, Mike) has been to build a system that is as good with stereo music as it is with AV. One of the key principles I was working to was to go with Naim application as much as possible, which has been built up over the last 2 years.
I have found that combining the two can get overly complicated. I once had a 7.2 system in my basement,and 2 channel upstairs (Naim).When I moved to my current apartment,at first I tried combining both in the same room,but decided against it eventually…too many boxes,cables,remotes and connection confusion.
Definitely… The likes of Control4, whilst they a Cleary very competent devices, just don’t stack up for me. The need to by drivers and pay for maintenance/someone to update the device just doesn’t sit well with me personally. I fully understand and appreciate why people use them though. Loved the idea of the original Nee remote, just don’t want to be tied into an ecosystem