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Cultivate's Avatar Cultivate 12:53 PM 04-26-2013
Hey Guys,

I have been lurking for a few days now trying to get an idea of how I want my system to be setup and what caveats I have. I spoke to Jeff a bit about this and he was very helpful, but the 2 Private Messages per day is annoying.

I work with computers daily as I am an IT guy for a large oil company and have a lot of background in hardware, however, I'm by no means a specialist in networking or A/V. I can usually get it working though. Jack of all trades master of none sort of thing. Anyway, on to the reason I made this thread.

I closed on my first house today, wohoo!, and will start the wiring portion very soon (after I install an attic entry sadly). Here is what I would like to accompl
  • Masterbedroom: 5.1 surround. I would prefer flush mount speakers, but I do already have a polk mid sized set that I would like to reuse and since the media closet is literally in the master I think it would be easiest and less visible to use this system in the bedroom as opposed to the living area.
  • Living area: 5.1 surround. Flush mount speakers right out of the gate.
  • 3 other zones for background or party music. Master bath, Kitchen, and back patio. The back patio needs to have a sub as well.
    as well.

I want everything to be controlled via apps wether it be ipad or android devices. I will probably set up at least 1 tablet in wall mount eventually.

I would like to reuse my yamaha amp, but it is not networkable. Is this possible without having to manually turn it on and switch sources and what not.

I will only use spotify or pandora for music. Period. I don't have music stored on a nas or computer or anything. I don't care if I can listen to CDs either.

I don't have cable nor want cable in the house. I only stream netflix through my ps3. Since a ps3 is blutooth what struggles does that introduce and would it be easier to just buy a normal blueray player?

To have 2 seperate surround sound areas will I need two receivers because I want them both to be 5.1?

I'm thinking the nuvo 3100 system may suit my needs, but was hoping for other solutions to consider.

Thanks!

Jonathan

jautor's Avatar jautor 07:38 PM 04-26-2013
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I want everything to be controlled via apps wether it be ipad or android devices. I will probably set up at least 1 tablet in wall mount eventually.

I would like to reuse my yamaha amp, but it is not networkable. Is this possible without having to manually turn it on and switch sources and what not.

I will only use spotify or pandora for music. Period. I don't have music stored on a nas or computer or anything. I don't care if I can listen to CDs either.

Probably cheaper and better to swap out the AVR for a networked model that can be supported by their own app, with Pandora/Spotify support built-in. Otherwise you'll be switching between apps anyway, and buying iTachs or other solutions to control it.
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To have 2 seperate surround sound areas will I need two receivers because I want them both to be 5.1?

Yes.
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I'm thinking the nuvo 3100 system may suit my needs, but was hoping for other solutions to consider.

Only cheaper solution is to use a zone2 output (or a single Sonos Connect) and a speaker selector / volume control for those three zones. Much less functional, though, and may send you back to the multiple app problem.

Jeff
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