Whether you’re a fan of vinyl or streaming music services, there’s no need to sequester all of those great tunes to one room. An audio distribution system is able to deliver songs to multiple speakers so that your entire house is blanketed … or, you can choose just a couple of areas for the music to play. That’s the beauty of a whole-house audio system: it offers endless options for music listening. Plus, you won’t ever battle with the rest of your brood over what to play. You can kick back with the classics on Pandora on the patio, while the kids blast hip-hop in the rec room. The components you’ll need are fairly straightforward: source equipment (like a media server), a switching/processing device, and however many sets of speakers you deem appropriate or can afford. Even if your house is already built, there are scads of wireless options so you won’t have fish wire behind the walls.