I am buying a new construction home and have chosen to have them install 4 pairs of Klipsch (not sure the exact model, they are charging me $330 for the speakers and install) in-ceiling speakers in 4 rooms; the kitchen, garage, master bed, and outside. Each pair of speakers will have a volume control knob in that room and all wires will be run to my family room. In the family room I plan on having a 5.1 surround system for my TV, something along the lines of the Aperion Verus Grand system. I want my whole home system to be able to play whatever my TV is outputting, but I also want the whole home system to be able to play an ipod/computer/radio while the Aperion's output whatever is on the TV.
My question is, what are some recommendations for separates in this kind of configuration? Preferably something in the mid-range pricewise. How would I go about setting everything up? Do I need 2 amps? What options are there for being able to control the whole home audio music selections remotely since there are no keypads? Any other suggestions?