I want to set up a system for whole house audio. I've been searching and reading and everything is written to be much more complex than it has to be. I'm hoping someone can clue me in on what I need. I want to run audio to 6 rooms in my house. I want a single zone system (meaning one source for the whole house) with volume control in each room. Running wire should not be a problem because there is access to the main cable run from each room. My questions are more about the equipment. I plan on using a typical receiver as the main source. I'm wondering how well a typical $200-300 stereo receiver can power 12 speakers (6 rooms)? It seems like I'd need more amplification than that. Once the source is determined, where do I go from there? It seems that there would need to be a distribution block of some sort near the source. Something to split the speaker level source into 6 separate runs or do you use line level outputs? Do you run speaker wire throughout the house from this distribution block? Then, in each room I would want a volume control knob and a pair of speakers. Do you need power for these volume controls? Help....please.