I'm new at this, I used to have friend who helped me but unfortuntely he moved away. I have a harmen karden receiver, with a 5.1 surround set up among a dvd player , sat tv box and cooling fan etc... with 2 front spkrs, 1 center ch, and 2 rear ch's. I also have the system plugged into two JVC outdoor spkrs on my deck. I have prewired the bedroom as a third zone but have not installed anything there yet... ...My dilemma is, when i play music outside I have to turn up the volume inside quite loud to get any kind of volume outside. Iwould also like to set up the third zone in my bedroom so I could also play from the system to the bedroom. I assume i need a pre amp ??? for the system. Which one do I need to handle what i want to do? On another note: What would it take to make the zones work independant of each other. Play one cd in the bedroom while my wife watches a dvd in the main room? I know that there are alot of questions, i'll take any guidance I can get. Thnks in advance!!!