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Speaker selectors?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by RobCar, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. RobCar

    RobCar Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I'm interested in having audio in a few rooms, but am wondering about the best approach.

    I currently have 5.1 in the living room running from my Yamaha RX-V2300. Should I simply run another pair of speakers off of the B terminals and a final pair off of Zone 2? Or should I get a speaker selector?

    If I go the speaker selector route, how exactly do those work? Do I connect the speaker connector from the B speakers? Are these bad for the receiver or speakers at all?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rokzi

    Rokzi Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you have 3 locations that you want to put speakers in. If you only need 2 sets then use the Zone 2 feature of your Yammie. Normally you shouldn't run two pairs of speaker off one pair of terminals. It might overload your receiver.

    If you need to have 3 locations then you're better off getting a speaker selector. Monster cable has a good one that lets you switch between up to four speakers. It can also let you run two pairs of speakers simulteneously with circuit overload protection.
     
  3. RobCar

    RobCar Well-Known Member

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    But for three locations, can't I run:

    1 pair off the A terminals
    1 pair off the B terminals
    1 pair off zone 2?

    Or is it simply better to go with a speaker selector?
     
  4. Rokzi

    Rokzi Well-Known Member

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    when you say A or B, does it mean that your receiver has an A/B speaker switch? if so, then you don't need a speaker selector.

    have you tried the A/B feature yet if you can turn both pairs on at the same time? I think most receivers that have that feature do.
     
  5. RobCar

    RobCar Well-Known Member

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    A and B both work at the same time. I believe "zone 2" would also work at the same time, in theory providing tunes to three rooms. But correct me if I'm wrong (I have a Yamaha RX-V2300).
     
  6. Rokzi

    Rokzi Well-Known Member

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    Does your manual say anything about having them both pairs (A+B)on with some reference to the impendance of the speakers connected to them? That's the only other concern that you should check out. Assuming you won't have an issue with that,
    I believe then that you should be fine then!!!!
    Just use your A/B and Zone 2!

    Have fun!
     

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