My main concern is not having enough speakers in the kitchen/dining area with just the two in-ceilings. I could throw the Play1 on the kitchen counter to add to it if needed. We will spend a lot of time in the dining/kitchen and obviously not so much in the mud/laundry, so I am leaning adding the two extra speakers there. Is four speakers in that area too much? Is two speakers not enough?
Any help would be appreciated. I plan to run speaker wire to all rooms for future speakers.
Best answer by AjTrek1
Congratulations on the new home!
I’m going to be perfectly honest and say that if installing your speakers is a DiY project you'd probably be better served by engaging a professional installer. Be that as it may...IMHO you have the following zones that could be powered by the three (3) Sonos Amps and speakers you currently own:
- Master Bedroom x 2 speakers with Sonos Amp/Bath x Play 1
- Dining Room/Kitchen x 4 speakers with Sonos Amp
- Covered Deck x 2 speakers with Sonos Amp
The Great Room I assume you want to use two speakers as surround over the seating area and two speakers up front (in –wall) as mains in a HT setup. That would require two (2) additional Sonos amps.
The alternate arrangement solution would be to use the in-wall speakers up front and two Sonos speakers on stands (Play 1 x 2 or Sonos One x 2 or Play 5 x 2) as surrounds. That would only require the purchase of one (1) additional Sonos Amp. You would return two of the 12 speakers.
My ultimate advice as I mentioned at the beginning is to engage a professional installer. There’s a possibility you might be able to purchase a low-end AVR and utilize a Sonos Connect in conjunction with Sonos speakers to achieve whole-house selectable sound.
Did you consider Sonos Architectural Speakers which integrate quite well with the Sonos Amp and provide other unique features...see them here.
Hopefully, someone else may chime in with a different perspective. Best wishes to get everything sorted out.