Audiophiles, please help. Any recommendations for wiring a living room for decent audio (from TV, radio, other devices)? We're renovating the living room and now's my chance to run wires wherever I want them - in the walls, under the floor, wherever.
The TV, radio, and other boxes will be on one side of the room. I'm assuming it would be nice to have audio speakers on the other side of the room, 10 or 15 feet away. The problem is, I'm not much of an audiophile so I don't know what the best solution is. Should I...
- run speaker wires through the ceiling and terminate (with "pig tails") near the top of the wall, so as to accommodate little Bose-type jobbies to hang there later? (Yes, I know Bose isn't the recommended brand - but you know the type of ceiling-mounted cubes.)
- run speaker wires through the floor or low on the walls and terminate (perhaps through a electrical-panel-type panel) near the bottom of the wall, so as to accommodate speakers that sit on the floor?
- or just forget wires and just use wireless speakers? (as in this askMeFi question
from June 2010)
- or just put a speaker or two just under the TV, at the front of the room, and not have any speakers at all in the back?
I'm just looking to build in the right infrastructure to allow a good audio solution down the road.. not theater-quality, not super-perfect, just that I'm thinking like "if you want speakers in the back of the room, you'd better run the wires now."
P.S. If it helps, related questions - tho not exactly this question - were about general home audio setup
, choosing a receiver
, and the aforementioned wireless speaker question