I recently bought a new home and I had them wire the house for speakers & volume controls in three rooms and the outdoor room. All of the speaker wires were run to a box with a "home run" wire down to my den. I had originally thought I was going to run the whole home from my office where my computer is, but, I'm having second thoughts and just using a speaker selector/speaker connection box because I'm worried about power/loudness.
I purchased a Yamaha RX-A820 Receiver for my home theater room and now that I have that, I think I want to re-run all of the speaker wires down to that room, connect a multi-channel amplifier to it's Zone 2 out and then have volume controls in each room. From here, I will be able to connect to my PC (whole house wired for internet too) and access the 6,000 albums I have there. I have a few limitations on the amplifier though, it can't be deeper than 14 1/2" if I move to my theater room.
1) What amp/VC combo would be recommended with no size limitations?
2) Same questions, but with the size limitation of 14 1/2" deep?
I have not selected speakers for these rooms either, so if there is any advice there, I'll take it. I want nice sounding music in the house, not just the "background" type.
I have searched and searched this topic and there seem to be so many options, I'd just like to see "this, this and this..." would work well together sort of thing.
Thanks for any and all advice!