New house, no speakers, no wiring for speakers, three nice TV's, one in a great room, one in a den.
The TV's (new LG OLED) have decent speakers for built in.
But in the den (primarily a TV room) and great room I may want to do something better.
In the old days (you know, a couple months back before I moved) I had an AV Amp, wires run to speakers in walls. All video/audio sources went into the AV Amp, you picked what you wanted to watch, the sound followed.
My impression is all the new wireless speakers don't work that way. There appears to be no "amp" involved to serve not so much as amplifier, but as the cross connect between all the sources and speakers.
Almost all the articles I read start with a presumption you know how newer setups like Sonus work, and discuss Google or Amazon integration, not the fundamentals -- what connects to what and how?
Can someone give me a 50,000' overview of where one starts today?
My impression is it's backwards from before, now the TV is just a device feeding the speakers? Somehow? So I might put Chromecast into the TV and take audio from the TV (fiber? Bluetooth) to a speaker(s) and the speaker routes it to the right rooms?
Basically -- if you had nothing but some TV's (and chromecast or similar)... where do you start? Not so much asking brand or specific recommendations, but how does all this fit together now if done well? Where do you put the brains for the cross connect aspects?
And... should I start wireless? I'm not afraid to run wires, I did so for almost all ethernet stuff so far. But there is a certain appeal to not cutting more sheetrock.
Thanks in advance.