I am in the process of building a new home and would like to utilize the Sonos system throughout my house and need some guidance.
The first floor family room, kitchen and dining room is a open concept design so sound will travel.
Home: 6000 sq ft
All whole house 16-2 speaker wire will be run to the basement to a central location where I will plan to house most of my audio/video equipment.
What type of receiver will I need to run the home? 2 channel with Bluetooth, Airplay, DTS play etc? Besides Spotify and Pandora I cannot think of another source I would like to broadcast throughout the house.
Wired in ceiling speakers: 5 sets (mst bedroom, mst bath, outside, screened porch, and kitchen). I would like to utilize the Sonos app through. 4 independent zones since the outdoor speakers and the screened porch will share a zone.
If I chose to buy an external amp instead of the Sonos Connect Amp how many watts does each channel need? My reason for asking I am trying to determine if it is less expensive to buy an external amp or Sonos Connect Amp(s).
The information below is not included in the 5 sets of speakers above:
I will have a 7.1 home theater in the basement with in wall and in ceiling speakers: is there any reason to incorporate sonos into it? Why or why not?
I will have a TV in the family room with in ceiling speakers and probably a soundbar. Once again any reason to utilize Sonos connect in any way?
If I am completely off with my concept or idea feel free to offer your best set up! I am all ears.
Thank you in advance!