I have come to the crossroads for my new home construction and my A/V sub has given me little help. Living in Idaho with few choices of A/V support has made this segment of a new build a pain-in-the-XXX. The sub does very good work, but his communication skills lack guidance. I am not a tech and I need some advice on the audio side before wiring starts, that's in three weeks. Everything home runs to the basement A/V room; HT, video (DirecTV Genie), internet, phone and audio. Electrical conduit 2" straight 12' run from A/V room to attic (future only use).
9.2 HT in the basement is completed except the choosing of a projector and screen. 3-12/2 to all front speakers (floor), 2-14/2 to rear (wall). RG6 to subs (floor). All exciting equipment. HDMI and CAT6 to projector with smurf tubing for the future. Future design to build stage with all
Video will be controlled with DirecTV genie (6 HDTV to include the HT) all RG6 and a CAT6 line (future). Simple, but the CAT6 allows future change if desired.
Internet and phone (who uses the phone these days) are CAT6.
Audio has 16/4 with 16/2 crossover for 6 zones (3 main and 3 basement). CAT6 from each speaker set home run to the A/V cabinet. Now the snag, how to control the system?? Only two person use of the system, both do not want high end cost or programming. It’s background music; wife likes HDTV video music and I like stored CD’s from the PS3. She would use an idock to play her stored music. We both agree that wall controls would work better for us than ipads and iphones. This way the volume control and select of music media is fast than finding the phones and working through the apps! I know it’s not forward thing, but at 65 it’s where we’re at.
The sub has recommended NUVO, but that’s iphone control through WiFi. Internet sinks in our area, we’re still rowing the boat! He recommended Sonos, isn’t this also WiFi??
So can I get some recommendation on my audio choices, its wiring and does my other A/V set look good moving forward?? This forum has taken me for not knowing how to spell A/V, to where I am today, not my sub!!
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