I'm looking to set up an audio system for a medical office to provide some ambient music. It'll be wired (we're at the construction stage so there are no walls up yet) and use in-ceiling speakers. There are 8 speakers in total. The volumes for each zone should be controllable either with a remote or wall control. The source is either a media player or ipod docking station.
I was suggested the following list of components:
1x Russound R850MC 8-channel multi-room amplifier - $1099
1x Onkyo TX-8050 AM/FM/internet radio receiver - $299
1x Monster 16G 2-conductor in-wall speaker cable, 1000' - $199
8x Polk Audio MC60 in-ceiling speaker - $99
8x Russound ALTX-2D wall-mount volume control - $59
1x Niles Audio 5W-48C wall plate for 12 pairs of speakers - $149
What do you guys think of this list? Am I missing anything? We're not looking to set up a surround sound home theatre system so we don't really need anything fancy.
Price is an important factor so I'm looking to cut some cost wherever possible. For instance, I don't really need 8 of the volume controls. There are only really 4 zones so we can can get away with just 4 of them (2 speakers for each control unit). Is this possible? For the cabling we obviously won't be going with Monster because of their ridiculous markups. Is there another source where I can find a similar product for less?
I'd appreciate any thoughts/input.