Originally Posted by jautor
This is why you're getting these reactions to your questions. If you're doing this "professionally" (aka - charging clients for the work performed), you should already know the answers to these very basic installation questions. Spend some time reading and learning. Asking the forum members to do your job - which you're getting paid for, and we're not, is what bothers folks.
That said, you should definitely push your client to have stereo speakers in any room larger than a closet. Any pro would tell them the same thing. The rest of your questions will depend on what the client actually wants to do with the system (sources, flexibility, control, etc.) and of course the budget.
I am not asking anyone to do my job, no one is performing the labor but me, I am not getting paid to do this research. I am only asking for advice on here and if you feel that is to much of a task then dont respond...
I have a lot of other projects going on and I dont have all the time I need to do the proper research so yes I have come here to ask the pros for some help/advice. I had to fire my co worker who usually handled all this stuff for me so now I am just a one man operation with more work then I can handle, but I am trying my hardest.
The only reason I am branching into audio installs is because the majority of my customers who I do cctv installs for also want home audio distribution, plus my supplier carries everything I need for the installs. Plus I love this type of work.
I have customers I have been dealing with for years and trust me to get the job done and I have been given the time needed to do my research and perform the install.
Wiring in series and parallel may seem simple to all of you but I am having trouble understanding it. I can install, maintain, and troubleshoot complex computer networks as I have a degree in NSA, but ohms and series and parallel wiring is taking me a while to understand which is why I turned to the forums for some advice.
I can probably get him to do 2 pairs of speakers.
So it will be 2 pairs of speakers in each room.
Six rooms, one volume control in each room.
Sources will be radio, cd player, internet radio from receiver, and ipod dock.
All sources and power will be located in the family room, which is one of the six rooms.
Budget should stay reasonable small as he does not plan on pumping the music very loud.
Thanks for your advice.