So after much research, I think I have a plan. We just bought a house that is partially wired for sound, and partially wired with cat5e. By this I mean, there are speaker wires in wall and cat5e for internet and one cat5e in wall for a keypad. I'll be adding to the wires for video.
With this plan, there's very little distribution to the non-master bedrooms, since we don't have kids yet and guest visits are short and infrequent, we'll add those later. Those will require more than the 6 zones available.
To get an expandable system that allows for a 5.1 system and a 7.2 system in house, which is kind of why I didn't want to go with the Russound VM1.
Whole house audio:
Russound C series amp for whole house audio distribution
6x C series keypads
In wall speakers:
The Speaker Company NTIW25
Living room audio:
5 Totem speakers
1 SVS PB10 sub
SVS MTS-01 Towers and Center
4x SVS SBS-01 surrounds (had them already from a previous 5.1, wanted to recycle)
2x SVS PB12
Component video distribution:
Avatrix 1172 - to connect to whole house audio using source mode
Audio Authority baluns
To be added later:
Elk M1 Gold and various accessories for lighting, security, irrigation, pool control (currently there's a Jandy system in place so I wanted to integrate it)
A couple touchscreens with PCs (PCs to be placed in basement with all other equipment)
UPB light dimmers
My questions are:
1. What do you think of the plan?
2. Does anything not mesh well together?
3. I've heard Russound amps put out a good amount of power, will it be enough?
4. Will I need a zone amp if I want to add subzones?
Thanks in advance!