What options do I have without totally breaking the bank? I'm willing to spend some money, but keeping it under $3000 would be ideal.
-1960's 2 story Cape, 1700 sq feet
-No existing audio wiring, the only "wiring" per-say is COAX (Verizon FIOS)
-House has blown-in insulation throughout all the walls (would this make running cable difficult?)
What I want:
-Multiroom system, common audio source (multi-source would be nice, but probably not affordable?) including outdoor patio sound
-5 rooms at minimum, 6 would be ideal
-Small speakers, in ceiling if possible but not required
-Wirelessly control music and volume, ie from smart phones or tablets (we have an ipad, iphone, android phone, and a surface)
-If not wirelessly, in-wall consoles would be nice
My biggest concern is wiring vs not wiring. Should I do wireless? If wireless what about static, or interference with other devices such as wireless internet etc.
If wired, is it even feasible to have it wired professionally? Or will this totally break the budget as I suspect?
I own a 5.1 home theater system which is still adequate, but the receiver is outdated and won't be enough. In addition to the wiring dilemma, I'll need to buy a new receiver and probably 6 (+1 for the outside) speakers for all the other rooms.