I am designing an outdoor system for a friend of mine's vacation property (2 homes, beachfront, with pool). I have included some pictures of the property from Google Earth and Bing; however, there is a second home and gazebo added to the property now. We will be installing speakers (audio only outdoors, for a few years at least), in 3 separate areas. First area will be the pool, second will be the Gazebo (same audio as the pool), and the beach (we'd like this to be able to play something different than the pool/gazebo speakers).
The primary source will be a SONOS connect, and would like Airplay. The electronics will be stored in the "Garage" behind the pool. My initial thoughts were for 8 speakers, 4 at the pool, 2 at the Gazebo, and 2 out by the beach (not in the sand, but maybe mounted against/by the two trees (best visible in the Bing picture).
I have only limited experience with BIC outdoor speakers for my father in law, so all guidance is appreciated.
The system will most likely be controlled by the Roomie Remote App (the rest of there home is). The wifi Signal is a bit weak out by the beach, but we will increase the strength of that before the integration.
Speakers - ?
Layout - ?
Amp/Receiver - ? (Airplay, maybe a Pioneer VSX-1021 for $220)
Wire, method of wiring - (underground conduit?)