Currently renovating a house and looking at putting in a decent (well to me anyways) AV and surround sound system.
I've purchased a Yamaha AV receiver and a set of Boston XS speakers for surround sound as well as a pair of bookshelf speakers for a seperate zone in our kitchen.
Plan is for a 42 inch wall mounted TV, wall mounted side speakers (front and rear) and centre speaker mounted under TV. Goal is to keep it as clean as possible so cables hidden. I plan on having a regular sized AV cabinet below TV which contain receiver, games console, etc and would also hide power sockets and plan to have a subwoofer lined up adjacent to this.
1) Surge protectors/sockets: With AV equipment I've counted will need about 12 plug sockets, whats the best way to handle this? Any recommendations? Also what's the best way to hide that? stick it in a cabinet?
2) Wall mounting speakers: any recommendations on wall plates? or just run speaker cable freely out of a hole in the wall?
3) Cable: any recommendations for in-wall speaker cable?