First off, there is a lot of information here to digest, and many opinions offered. That said, here is a description of what I currently have, and what I would like to set up. Equipment recommendations are what I am hoping to get.
What I have:
Yamaha RX-V663 Receiver (has Zone 1/2, but also Speakers A/B. I currently use Speakers A/B to divide my audio into two zones).
iTunes library is streamed from my PC to the receiver using an Airport Express
In wall/ceiling speakers in the following rooms:
Speaker A (for TV viewing)
Living room (5 channel)
Speaker B (general music throughout the house)
Kitchen (1 speaker)
Foyer/Hallway (2 Speakers)
Upstairs hallway (1 speaker)
Ensuite (1 speaker)
Garage (1 speaker)
I am about to finish my basement, and while I still have access to the wiring for the speakers above I would like to set up more control over zones, while adding more zones as part of the basement project.
Zones I would like to set up are:
1. Entertainment room in the basement (5.1 is sufficient)
2. TV room on the main floor (stereo is sufficient)
3. Basement gym (stereo is sufficient)
I would like the equipment to interface with my receiver (obviously, but I'm not sure if I can do multiple source audio using the zone control), and possibly my iTunes library, & Boxee Box. Multi Source would be nice, but it isn't a must.
Any suggestions on possible solutions and equipment?
Thanks in advance!