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Piecing together a sound system

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by pmsmith2032, Mar 4, 2014.

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    I'm hoping someone can help me with an inexpensive sound system for our basement. Below is a picture of the layout of the basement.

    Here is what I am looking to accomplish:

    - Create a home theater area to watch movies and TV.

    - Be able to play music stored on Galaxy S3 phones and/or ipod throughout basement (including workshop area). Also play Pandora.

    - Be able to run two additional zones this Spring to backyard (top of diagram). One of the zones will be on the back deck right above TV. The other area will be approximately 50' from house (raised deck surrounding part of above ground pool).

    Here is what I currently have:

    Panasonic 50" plasma tv (on a wood entertainment center)
    Denon AVR-1613 (only has one zone) hooked up to TV
    Polk Audio TSi CS10 Center channel speaker
    Pair of Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf speakers
    Four LG speakers from a JVC SP THM505 box surround system. They say they are 140W speakers (I believe they are 4 ohms)
    Four speakers that came with a JVC SP THM505 box surround system. They say they are 140W speakers. (I believe they are 4 ohms)

    From what I understand, I will need to buy a speaker switch to create various zones (I am looking to buy this one http://www.monoprice.com/Product?seq=1&format=2&p_id=8230). Running speaker wire anywhere in the basement isn't an issue as we have a drop ceiling (unfinished in workshop).

    Suggestions on how to accomplish this CHEAPLY are greatly appreciated. We are in no way music experts so "average" sound is probably fine. I'm just looking for something basic now that maybe we can upgrade in the future. Thanks!
     

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