Hey everyone! First post here; happy to join. I'm a novice audiophile, but def need some tuning. I currently have my whole first floor gutted, with an open floor plan, and want to put in ceiling speakers throughout. I just want to make sure i do this the best i can. \nMy open space is roughly 15'w X 40' long. This consists of rec area; darts and pool, and kitchen. This area is open to a 19'x13' living room with surround and home theater w\/projector. \nIt is not that important to have the living room on the same system as the rest of the floor. \nThe open area opens up to a large deck with speakers. There is also a detached garage that I would like to add speakers to, with the option to add more in the future. I will be running a conduit to the garage for wiring. Not sure which wiring would be best. I do plan to run a cat5\/6 just to expand internet. \n\nI'm not afraid to spend a few bucks to get this to work right. Open to options. \n\nMost important is easy of control. I did plan on having an Apple TV, centrally located, next to an iPad to control the audio. Again, option to suggestions. Also, the iPad will already be in the wall to double as a scorer for the dart board. \n\nAlso stumped on how many speakers i should be in the main living area. \n\nAny advice is appreciated!