Right, im totally new to arduino. Ive read a fair few articles about it over recent months etc but never used it.
My plan is to use my old laptop which is running xUbuntu and MPD as a server to play my music all over the house. All the music is stored on the laptop. I am using MPoD on my iphone to control MPD which plays the music through a simple amp and two desktop speakers in a single room. Now when i move into my new house i want to install a multiroom sound system. Basically about 5 pairs of speakers around the house. I'm not really interested in wireless as the quality wont be ideal. I hope to just use my current amp wired into a speaker distribution box then run off to 5 zones.
Now, my question is, can i use an arduino to control each zone individually? I want to be able to disable/activate individual or multiple zones preferably via an ip interface on my iphone.
is it possible? is it cheap? is it easy?