Need To Control Volume on Inside & Outside Speakers

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  1. chrismgan

    chrismgan Auditioning

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    I presently have Bose accustimas system in my living room which consists of five double cubes and one subwoofer.In other words a 5.1 system.These are connected to my (A Speaker selector) receiver. Also connected to the same receiver (B Speaker selector) are two pairs of outdoor speaker with each pair having their own volume control near the speakers. When I have a party (and playing content with both A&B enabled) and there are people both inside and outside-there's a problem. In order to have the outdoor speakers loud enough, the amp inside has to be turned up higher than normal. This ends up being too loud for the inside guests. Is there some kind of secondary controller that could lower the inside music (5.1 system) without sacrificing the outdoor volume? I would like to play the same content from the same receiver going to both channels, but i'd like to control the 5.1 volume without sacrifising the volume going to the outdoor speakers. I'm trying not to buy another receiver. However if another could be acquired at a reasonable $ amount , I would consider it. Any suggestions?
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    Chris
     
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    What's your budget? Because a dual or 3 zone receiver would work. Or a 3 room Sonos system would also work depending on your audio sources.
     
  3. chrismgan

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    If I could do this for $200- 250 I would be OK. I'd rather not go the Sonos route as I have all the speakers placed already. I'll buy a new receiver if I have to, but was hoping that there was some sort of accessory or add on that I could use.
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    You could get an external amp for the outdoor speakers - split the signal, and use the volume control of the external amp for your outdoor speakers...
    Something like this will run you $115.00
    http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/amp120-two-channel-amp.html
     

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