I am looking to set up a whole house audio solution. Because this is a new construction, everything can be wired, so i am not worried about wifi. However, my internet service has maximum bandwidth of 50 Mbps (download). I would like to use 100% Active Bluesound speakers, and I will be streaming 100% of my content using Roon/Tidal. I will rarely/never be listening to different digital streams in different rooms. My question is: will I have a bandwidth problem when playing high resolution audio? In other words, if i am listening to the same stream in all rooms, is it a single stream from the cloud or is it multiple streams to each speaker. If the former, my goal is to put in all Bluesound active speakers. However, if each Bluesound endpoint eats up bandwidth when accessing the exact same stream, I will opt for connecting passive speakers throughout my home using a distribution amp. This would not be my preference (passive speakers), but my bandwidth is limited. Note: when listening to music, I will not be competing with other internet traffic (ex. Zoom or Netflix).
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