Building a new home and went with a modest amount of distributed audio in the house but will be bringing 3 Sonos Play 1s to the new house. Here is the setup. How will I need to power the in-ceiling speakers and utilize the best setup for whole-home setup.
Outdoor Living area- Set of in-ceiling speakers
Kitchen- Set of in-ceiling speakers
Master Bath- Set of in-ceiling speakers
Master Bedroom- Two Play 1 sonos wireless speakers
Office- 1 sonos Play 1.
Living Room- I may get a Sonos Playbar but hate how tall and bulky it is. Has anyone utilized a smaller, sleeker surround bar directly connected to the TV above it, but then connected it to a sonos Connect that way it serves dual purpose. Connected directly to the TV for better TV sound but the Connect allows it to be used as a sound source in that room.
Could easily add sonos wireless speakers to other rooms and switching and powering them is a moot point.
My question is the 3 rooms listed above that will be routed back to the data closet. Do I need 3 Sonos amps (expensive at $500ea) or what do you recommend? Also, because the data area is under the stairs should I place the sonos power boost outside of the closet? I actually have an old bridge (the non-wireless version as well as the power boost bridge) anyone ever used them both? (ie. old bridge directly connected in the data closet and then the powerboost hardwired in another room that has a data jack).