One of the main roles of the new finished basement will be a small media/sports room. I'm prewiring some spearkers for the rear of the room and some above where the bar will go as well. This past weekend I completed the wiring for the speakers. It was fairly easy to do and I got it done with jsut a few hours and maybe 30 dollars in parts. The most expensive components was the wiring and speaker faceplate (which you don't have to do I suppose).
Faceplate from Amazon
Wire From Amazon
I used 14 guage because of the distance I was going from the source. The outlet install, near the bar where the stereo will go.
The wiring job where one speaker in the rear will be connected.