After much research and time going over the ideal system I have decided to go with Sonos and Lutron RadioRA2 for my handicapped home control. I say handicapped because I will not be able to control HVAC or view security cameras from a keypad and the lighting and audio will be two separate systems.
The Sonos user interface is extremely easy to queue playlists and link zones
To start I ended up purchasing:
1- BU250 bundle
All wired to inceiling Martin Logan
Helos20's which I already have 12 sitting here waiting for install. I have an additional Helos20 incase I want to add a zone to the Kitchen in the future. As it is now the livingroom and kitchen are open to each other.
Zone 1 Master Bedroom; 1- ZP120; 2- Helos20
Zone 2 Master Bath; 1- ZP120; 1- Helos20
Zone 3 Hall Bath; 1- ZP120; 1- Helos20
Zone 4 Bedroom 2; 1- ZP120; 1- Helos20
Zone 5 Bedroom 3; 1- ZP120; 1- Helos20
Zone 6 Living Room; 1- ZP90; Denon 4810; 5-Helos20
Zone 7 Garage; 1- ZP120; 2- Helos20
Will Add the following at a later date:
Zone 8 Patio; 1- ZP120; 2- Speakercraft OE8 One
Zone 9 Hot Tub; 1- ZP120; 2- Speakercraft OE8 One
All Sonos equipment is in the AV rack which is to small, I had to relocated the power conditioning gear. I will order a 42U MA rack soon.
I started the install this weekend. I made back-boxes for the in-ceiling speakers with an internal volume of .5 ft3. I used the existing rafters as part of the box. I used Belden 1311A Brilliance Low Cap OFHC speaker cable. The bass extension with the back boxes are perfect, before installing thedm I thought about the possibility of needing to add a sub but that is not the case at all.
crappy iphone pics
These two speakers are directly above the bed in the master. Laying there the sound stage is fantastic and the imaging is excellent. Combine that with a cal-king Tempurpedic and its heaven...