Got a question, and need you pros advice
We just moved into a house, and currently have the TV in the living room, using just the TV speakers. Well we've having some work done on the ceiling, where they're going to be patching up some areas, so seemed like a good time to get some satellite speakers installed at each corner of the room, and get the wires run to the cabinet in the front center.
I need suggestions on, first off
, which speakers to get. We have a cabinet that the TV sits in, so for the two front speakers we could put stand speakers one on each side of the cabinet, and the center channel in the cabinet, OR we could mount satellite speakers for the two front channels at the corner of the room (about 7 or 8 feet from the cabinet to the front left and front right corner).
, need suggestions on which receiver to get. If it's best to get a 'pre-bundled' receiver with speakers, i'm open to that too. In my previous residence I built a media room / home theater from the ground up, but not really looking for anything that extreme - we use this living room for casual TV and movie watching. Do want good sound for when we do have people over and want to have background music playing, or when we watch a movie.Third
, and this may make it a little more confusing -
The room directly behind the living room is the outdoor area, where we have plans to build an outdoor kitchen next to our pool, etc. I was hoping to have an amplifier in the same cabinet in the living room with a 3.5mm audio input jack running through the wall to the outside (i'd keep it in a waterproof GFCI box or something) so we can plug an ipod in and get our music outside. Would be great to have the 3.5mm jack as well as an ipod cable, where ipods can get charged while playing through their playlists, etc.
I would like to have an audio input switch inside in the cabinet, where we can select if we want the outside speakers (and amplifier) to play the same music we're listening to inside, or if we want to operate inside and outside independently (or in the event we want to have nothing played inside, just playing outside).
As a bonus, if we could have a panel outdoors that controls the VOLUME, that would be great too.
WHat are your thoughts?