New surround sound/ceiling speakers questions
We are in the early stages of a kitchen/family room remodel and all the walls and ceilings are open and my DH is interested in setting up surround sound to go with the new tv as well as adding two ceiling speakers in our living room for the stereo. Our GC referred us to a local specialist who just keeps asking us how much we want to pay for the system; we were hoping to get some recommendations. We know he can probably spend any amount we give him but we would rather that he tell us what we can get for different price levels and somehow we can't seem to get any communication going. We went looking today for some other local places that had been recommended by friends who had used them in the fairly recent past and they are both closed now! We would like some help understanding whether we have unrealistic expectations of this guy or what it is that we would be paying him for exactly. If we just go buy the hardware (DH loves to research these kinds of things though time is running short), can the regular electrician set it up or is it truly a specialized area of expertise? Thanks for any guidance you can offer a couple who appreciate the benefits of all this new technology but know nothing about it!