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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Eshapiro

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Posted March 27 2013 - 03:40 AM

What in wall speakers do you recommend for wiring a whole house that is being completely rebuilt, same as new construction. Also, what system would you use to control them, I,e. sonos, etc.

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Posted March 27 2013 - 03:56 AM

Pinnacle

KEF

Klipsch

Polk

BIC

Pioneer/Elite

Yamaha

Speakercraft

 

hundreds of others.

 

How do you want "control"?

Centralized location?

Each room to have an LCD screen?

What is your "multi-room" content?



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Posted March 27 2013 - 03:59 AM

Want to set up one room with a 70 inch tv as a theater, a smaller den with maybe a 3-1 ???, a bedroom similar to the den and want to have music around the house, about 5 other zones.

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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:01 AM

A local store was suggesting definitive technology and another one suggested episode. Your thoughts.

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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:17 AM

Def Tech must have been Best Buy. Episode, never seen them, don't know anybody who has them. They "look" impressive though.

 

Speakers are a personal preference. If you are doing 3 theaters(I have 4), you'll need 3 AVR(which ones to buy depend on what sources per room).

 

Those "other" 5 zones...

 

What is the content?

Home network?

CD?

Ipod/Ipad?

What?



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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:25 AM

Home network with multiple sources for music library, I.e. computer, Internet, ipod, CDs. Want to have sound and LCDs in 4 areas and sound only in an additional 4-5 zones. Maybe set up 3 of the 4 LCD areas with sound bars or play bars from sonos plus one 5-1 theater.

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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:47 AM

Sonos, while expensive, is the easiest "plug 'n play". That is why even Target sells it.

 

If you want a centralized server you can do all over CAT wiring. Or you you can do it WiFi.

 

I use, in my home, a Netgear WNDR4500. Connected to that is a NAS(audio only, I don't stream video...cause it sucks. I'll take a disc).

 

The NAS is accessed via "anything on the net". Laptops, Ipads, Ipods, Droid, Roku and BD players. Each of those devices is either hardwired(old-school 1/8th) or Bluetooth. My "theatres" all have either a laptop or a DLNA BD player.

 

There are literally 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to do this.


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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   BryanZ

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Posted March 28 2013 - 02:06 AM

Best question to ask now is what is your budget for this? Given what you want to do, you may want to consult with a local home theater expert in your area.

 

As for brands, one I am currently migrating to is Axiom (www.axiomaudio.com) though Klipsh, Def Tech, SpeakerCraft, etc, are all good brands.

 

Your budget is likely in the mid five figure range and you may discover that isn't enough for what you want to do. Still go the way of the consultant here and not one from a big box store.






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