Output to two sets of speakers

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  1. EiEiOhh

    EiEiOhh Auditioning

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    I'd like to connect patio speakers to my sound system and select the output to either Family Room speakers or Patio Speakers
    Can it be done?
    Will I need additional equipment to do this?
    Is it expensive?
    thanks
     
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    What components do you currently have? You probably just need a second set of speakers, preferrably designed for outdoor use, and some speaker wire.
    Most receivers have either the option of Zone 2 (seperate signals to different rooms, cd player to the patio, dvd player to the livingroom) or an A/B switch (same signal to both rooms, A, B or A + B).
     
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    Hey Gene.. Thanks for your reply
    I have a Kenwood VR-616 amp and a pair of 200w outdoor speakers. Here is the amp manual
    I do have empty Tape Inputs that I can plug my device into and it plays fine through the Family room speakers. I just don't know where to plug my patio speakers into. I tried the tape out but that didn't work
    I have CD/DVD (optical in)
    I have a HTPC in the AUX jacks
    thanks
     
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    Hey Gene.. Thanks for your reply
    I have a Kenwood VR-616 amp and a pair of 200w outdoor speakers. Here is the amp manual
    I do have empty Tape Inputs that I can plug my device into and it plays fine through the Family room speakers. I just don't know where to plug my patio speakers into. I tried the Tape Out jacks but that didn't work
    The only devices I have connected are:
    CD/DVD (optical in)
    HTPC AUX in
    Thanks
     
  5. EiEiOhh

    EiEiOhh Auditioning

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    Hey Gene.. Thanks for your reply
    I have a Kenwood VR-616 amp and a pair of 200w outdoor speakers. Here is the amp manual
    I do have empty Tape Inputs that I can plug my device into and it plays fine through the Family room speakers. I just don't know where to plug my patio speakers into. I tried the Tape Out jacks but that didn't work
    The only devices I have connected are:
    CD/DVD (optical in)
    HTPC AUX in
    Thanks
     
  6. EiEiOhh

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    Hey Gene.. Thanks for your reply
    I have a Kenwood VR-616 amp and a pair of 200w outdoor speakers. Here is the amp manual
    I do have empty Tape Inputs that I can plug my device into and it plays fine through the Family room speakers. I just don't know where to plug my patio speakers into. I tried the Tape Out jacks but that didn't work
    The only devices I have connected are:
    CD/DVD (optical in)
    HTPC AUX in
    Thanks
     
  7. gene c

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    Sorry for the late reply. Been gone a lot lately.
    The 616 doesn't have Zone 2 or the A/B speaker switching so there really isn't anyplace to connect the speakers to. Your best bet is to use a speaker selector/switch like this one.
    http://www.amazon.com/Speaker-Selector-Impedance-Matching-Output/dp/B002I9XKTE/ref=sr_1_26?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340498502&sr=1-26
     

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