AV Guy Recommendations - Legit?
Hey folks, I am buying my first home and wanted to have some work done to my TV room prior to move in. I brought an AV guy who was recommended over to take a look and give me his thoughts.
His first recommendation to me is to get "a sound bar" for under the TV that I will mount to my wall. I then tell him that I am looking for some place to put rear speakers for 5.1 and he tries to talk me out of it (they will almost certainly have to be in-ceiling due to the layout of the room). After pressing him that I don't mind having the drywall repaired after we run wires to the AV equipment, and that I want good surround sound, he recommended Sonos for the rear surrounds.
I have had the same 5.1 setup in my apartments for many years - I now have a Demon ABR-S710W and Aperion speakers that seem fine. I got a little freaked about this AV guy who recommends sound bars and Sonos, which seem like things a guy in Best Buy would recommend, not something an AV professional would recommend.
Am I crazy? Should I give a sound bar and Sonos a shot? Maybe they have improved a lot over the years or something. Should I find a better AV guy?
Curious for your thoughts.