Hello experts -
This is my first post and I am a novice as far as wholes house AV automation is concerned. We are build a 2 story 5300+ sqft house and should be ready by late spring / summer.
I got couple of quotes from a control 4 dealer and another AV professional. Control4 quoted me about $50K and other guy around $25K.
Here is what I am trying to do. Please advice what I need and the best options.
Home theater setup 5.1 in great room
Home theater set up 7.1 in bonus room 2nd floor
TV in guest bedroom - 1st floor
TV - master bedroom - 2nd floor
I am planning to put all in ceiling speakers through out the house. Here is what I am planning to accomplish :
Just have 2-3 zones for audio
Can we watch different channels in different tv's / rooms with just one dish tv satellite receiver. If so , what needs ( equipments) to be done ?
They have sons included in proposal for audio source. Do I really need sonos when I can play music from A/V receivers using airplay. I'll be playing music only from my iPhone or iPads. Pandoras, spottily etc are available on apps or comes with AV receivers.
do I need amplifiers for zoning ? Some of the high need AV receivers have multi zone options like Pioneer elite SC 79 and others.
Do you think I should just ask my low voltage guy to prewire and buy equipment etc online at good price and save some money.
I want to hide all my AV receivers, dish receivers, Blue ray, etc in the basement and run everything from there. What is a home run ? I need one centralized location in basement to run all my stuff. Please advise some best options and list of equipments I need for this project.
Also any good suggestions on in ceiling speakers. I want some good quality speakers with heavy bass. Some good value for money and not very expensive / high end stuff. One of the pro suggested to use dual voice coil in ceiling speakers through out the house with 14X4 wire for good sound. Is this a good approach ?