Kevin,

It`s generally ok to have just a single pair of speakers in a room
that`s only being used occasionally. But you can wire for two pair and
only cut in one pair for safety sake.

For the speaker selector, take a look at this Phoenix Gold ISM4 here:
http://www.inwallstore.com/ism4.html

For Volume Controls, if you like the Phoenix selector then just stick
with the Phoenix Gold volume controls here:
http://www.inwallstore.com/product_p/vsl-125im.htm

As for speakers themselves, we like these “bang for the buck”
ones here:
http://www.inwallstore.com/jac6aii.html

Hope that gets you started.

Brian Kruse
Installer
Inwall.com

> Name :
> Kevin J Farrell
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> Message :
> Hi, I have a room the is 12 by 26 should I put two pairs (one on each end) or one pair (with the speakers spread out. i`m really only going to use it for background music around the holidays and maybe when cleaning. I plan on doing the living rm, dining dm, front porch and back yard. i will be using a yamaha reciever 50 by two what set up do you suggest. I can spend no more than $500 $1000 for everything speaker, wire, volume controls, speaker selectors everything i need give me some ideas
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