Trying to build a multi-room setup
So I'm working on finishing my apartment removations, and I ran wires to the following rooms:
Bedroom 1 - 2 speaker wires
Bedroom 2 - 2 speaker wires
bathroom 1 - 1 speaker wire
bathroom 2 - 1 speaker wire
Hallway - 2 speaker wires
Total of 8 channels. I was hoping to get a min of 3 zones (bedrooms, bathrooms, and hallway) but would prefer 4 or more. I wanted to keep it more modern to control (mobile app based) and avoid the wall panels.
It seems I have a few options.
I could buy Sonos Connect Amp units for each of the setups. I would need 4 (bedroom 1, bedroom 2, bathrooms, hallway) to make it work, but the costs seem to be a bit high - over $2,000 for the 4 units.
Another option is the Niles MRC6430. I't seems to have 8 channels, 6 zones (4 zones for the speakers which is ideal) and around $1,100-1,200. The difference I'm seeing is the Niles is 30W outpout per channel va 55W for the Sonos. Given that the bathrooms and other rooms are not huge, I don't know if one really needs the extra watts.
I also will have a home theater system (5.1 most likely) which would be nice to integrate into the whole setup.
Speaker wise, I was thinking either Bose or Martin Logan for the rooms. For the 5.1 home theater, I have Bose speakers I can use.
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas on the best way to integrate this all?