Building a new house (layout below). and need to make some decisions. 75-85” TV will go in family room and I was planning on getting a Arc, sub and ceiling speakers will be placed behind sofa for surround sound. I know I will need an Amp for this. I also want to place kitchen ceiling speakers so when I am in the kitchen, I can play the tv sound without having it blast through the entire open floor plan. These speakers will play music occasionally but won’t need to play audio from the tv most of the time.
I will also have speakers in the patio for music. That will be a third amp I will need.
This seems like a very expensive setup and I’m not an audiophile but with building a new house, I do want flexibility and don’t want to have regrets.
Here are my questions:
- For Family Room, shall I consider the Arc or in wall front architectural speakers?
- I assume I’ll need a separate Amp for the kitchen ceiling speakers since it’s will be a different zone?
- How easy will it be to turn off and on those kitchen ceiling speakers when watching tv? Will I need to go each time in the app and turn them on?
- Shall I consider Play 1’s on kitchen counter instead? Would be a lot cheaper but not as clean looking obviously.