I read some of the other posts here. I may need an uber-beginner forum. It's not that I haven't wired things and done good work with my home theater systems before, but my knowledge seems to be pretty dated. Can't make sense of too many of today's options.\n\nI currently have a home that was acquired with a nifty theater room in which I installed my own A\/V receiver and basic surround sound. It works well for me. The house came with an existing whole-house sound system (although, in-truth, it's a first-floor and deck sound system). 4 rooms hooked to an old Russound CA64 with on\/off\/volume controls on the walls of each room. I'm basically looking to replicate this in a new home build.\n\nThe builder has a specified A\/V and alarm installer and they are the only ones who can pre-wire my things. I was ready for expensive and still experienced sticker-shock. Now, it could be that I just didn't understand what they were quoting, but posts I've found seem to indicate they know they are the single options in this scenario. I've been trying to scheme the bare minimum and I'll add and upgrade from there. However, just to install speaker sets and run wires seems excessive. \n\nI would like in-ceiling (preferred) or in-wall speakers in 4-6 rooms. Six was the original plan but I may dial back, and one of those "rooms" is the outside deck\/porch area. I do not want control panels on each wall. I'd like a box in my entertainment center that controls all zones as far as on\/off\/volume over a network app ... or even at the box itself would be livable. My plan was wired speakers but I'm also considering WIFI options. I did not find a control box that would do both.\n\nI'll start there. Anyone care to offer a link? A couple of brands\/models that might help me narrow this down? I've looked at Sonos, Nuvos, Yamaha and Juke, among ones I don't recall. What did I miss, or what model did I miss? In the meantime, I'll go over my plan again and see how many zones I actually need ... and how many need to be hardwired.\n\nThanks in advance for any guidance offered.\n\nNick\n\nPS - I will also shop around for local (Cleveland-ish; Columbia Station) integrators who might be able to help me after the fact. All I know is the one I have by default has a slim list of options. But I may even check back with him again.