I am not sure how far you can run a spdif or analog or RCA cable ... so.... Where i have a cat5-6 run only .... like my detached garage the MVP works nicely ... either with a pair of powered speakers or using the spdif. But always happy to hear other options..
And yes where applicable I am using squeeze-slave with a usb sound card.
There are a number of approaches to this;
- You can locate the sound card local to the MD or Core that is attached to and then use CAT5 to distribute the Lince level analog stereo to the remote amplifier. This will be reliable upto 20m in our experience. Alternatively you can use spdif over COAX and this will easily run out to 75m or more without any problems.
- You can locate the USB sound card remote from the MM or Core (using USB-CAT5 adapters) so that it is local to the Audio Amplifier. This will work at distances up to 30-40m.
- You can locate everything centrally in a rack and use low-loss speaker cable to distribute the speaker level signals to the in-room speakers.
All the best