Living room question
I am building a new house and will have a dedicated kickass theater room in the basement. That is now all set thanks to you folks’ help. But I am also curious about the living room upstairs. It will have a coffered ceiling and built in bookcases around the TV which is over the fireplace. The living room is directly across from the kitchen, with an island and table in between running a span of about 60 ft. I don’t want to simply use the TV audio by itself as it isn’t that great, and it would be nice to be able to play music in the living room and kitchen and use a variety of sources. I see in many new houses now people using in-ceiling speakers in these setups. I can place a receiver in the built-in bookcases and wire everything, but I’m just a little confused on what type of configuration to use in these setups. Do all the speakers go in the ceiling? Are there any bookcase speakers in the bookcases? Is it 5.1? Are the kitchen speakers set up as Zone 2 on the receiver? What is the industry standard setup in this situation? I keep seeing new houses with speakers in the ceiling in the living rooms and kitchens but it’s unclear to me what the configuration is.
Last edited by Guphanti; 05-23-2020 at 09:09 PM.