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Anyone have any tips on preparing to build a home and planning ahead for a media room and other audio zones?

I plan on prewiring the house for 7.1 in the media room and probably running wire for a pair of speakers in each additional room of the house.

Any tips would be really appreciated.

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Lots to plan

Way too many things could be pre wired for, and there are many different opinions out there about how to prepare your new home.
To ensure you don't miss anything, it might be worth a trip to a local custom install firm. Even if you plan on doing it yourself, paying for a proper design and understanding of what and why you may want to add certain wires or conduit to various locations will be worth the cost.
A CI firm can also help establish a budget for your wish list.

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Congrats new home builder for thinking of this when it's just SOOO much more convenient to do it up front. True the opitions could get out of hand complex. I really do suggest you find a good installer and pay for a modest analysis/plan. You'll be SOOO content you did it right up front. With satisfaction the cost will be well spent.

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And in the end you will probably save money. I found a store here in San Jose ca. I have bought all my home theater equipment from them. Even thou I do all the installation myself these folks treat me like a king and awsome customer service, If you live in the s.f. bay area email me and I will give you there phone #. Just remember to spend as much as you can afford on speakers, That is going to make or break your home theater pleasae post back to us and let us know how this project turns out have a nice day stewee

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