Looking for some ideas about our new home. The builder is letting me do the low voltage wiring though-out the home. My plan do in-wall 7.1 sound in the main floor great room, a whole house audio system (6-Zones) for the bed rooms, deck etc.... We are building a 2400 sq ft ranch, with a in-law suite in the basement. My original plan was to put the equipment into a stereo rack in the great room, so it would be a stereo receiver, with zones 2 & 3 for the whole house audio, along with a Synology NAS to play music (mp3's), Blue Ray/DVD player and media player. But, thinking about all this equipment/wiring is making me second guess myself. So, my other ideas where to use a closet just off the great room or run everything for an area in my basement. The closet is close by, but I'd be worried about ventilating. The basement gives me the ability to expand when time comes for the remaining area in the basement, I would like to add-on to the whole house audio. Any feedback would be appreciated.