I have limited knowledge of speakers so please bare with me...
I am in the process of having my basement redone so everything is open. Would like some advice on putting in ceiling speakers just for music. No need for stereo surround or anything down there, it will just be for listening to music on a moderate to sometimes loud level. My basement is setup in a way that is 2 big rooms. 1 side is about 26' x 15' with a small hallway connecxting the other side that is about 12' x 18'. ( I have attached an image of the layout) (the gray line is a boxed out I-Beam about 8 inches lower than the ceiling)
I am thinking of using 4 - Polk RC6s (since they are stereo input speakers) and conecting them with 14 gauge wire to a 4 channel volume control panel. (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10903&cs_id=1090307&p_id=8232&seq=1&format=2) The monoprice is the chepest I could find.
Here are some of my questions:
Are the 4 speakers enough for the area?
Any recommendations with this setup or should I do something different?
I did't want to put volume controls for each speaker as a wall switch but would do it if it is a good idea to wire that way?
I have alos looked at Pyle - http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Pyle-4-room-In-ceiling-Speaker-System/4762769/product.html
Includes everything for pretty cheap. But have read bad things about them. Any thoughts on Pyle?
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Edited by zephed666 - 7/11/13 at 12:35pm