I'm asking the wise folks here at AK for advice on what they would do if they could design it from scratch. Essentially, I have just purchased an apartment, and we are pulling out all the built-in stuff, and rebuilding the interior. I want to know...what worked for you, what is a must, what is a waste, etc. Here's the stuff to think about: --It's an open plan kitchen/dining/living area, with separate Japanese room/study room. Master + 2 kids BRs. 2 Bath. 2 tiny balconies. My wife isn't really into too much gear, so I am thinking about some in-wall/celiing speakers. About 1300 SF. Concrete building. Neighbors in each direction. --We don't watch much TV, so my small Marantz home theatre system is enough. I'm a fan of 1970s Sansui and Pioneer, so would like to place a few units around. Plan on using some Bluetooth/NFC receivers to hook up the ipads, etc. --I'm thinking of running a Sansui 661 or similar in the study room. It's a tidy unit and will fit nicely on a bookshelf. --I'd like to add another Sansui or Pioneer in the dining, with in-ceiling speakers in the kitchen, and either in-ceiling or in-wall units in the dining area. (I don't have a brand picked out yet). I'm not too worried about the sound quality in the kitchen, but a little concerned about the directionality of in-ceiling speakers in the dining room. So, what did you do that worked out fantastically? Or what would you do wish you would have done? Thanks so much in advance for your thoughts and time!