We've bought a new house, and it's already built with all the walls up.
The only wiring it has is one cat5e cable to each room, and it comes down to the basement to a central location.
I want to wire in ceiling speakers on my first floor, and second floor. I also want to run more cat5e cables to each room on both floors in case I ever need them for future use.
I have a closet on my first floor, and right above I have a closet on the 2nd floor and they line up.
I will run a pvc pipe in the corner of the closet from the attic to the basement. All of the audio wires and cat5e cables on the 2nd floor will go up to the attic and then down to the basement through the pvc pipe and then to the central location.
Now, on the first floor, what is the preferred method to run that wiring? My basement is unfinished, so where ever I want to install a speaker, should I just drop that wire into the basement? I will have speaker wires coming down from all over the basement, and then I can lead them along the ceiling to my central location.
Also, should I install 1 pvc pipe and run cat5e and speaker wire together, or install 2 side-by-side and run them separately?
I have made a post in another section detailing my set up. I've included the link below for more info on how my set up will be.