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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   carrwash13

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Posted August 21 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hi, I am building a new house and they have pre-wired 3 speakers for sound. Next step is buying a receeiver but I am quite the newb and seem to be getting different answers depending on where I go.

 

Setup w/ Amp in the living room:

Living Room = 4 in wall speakers

Garage = 2 in wall speakers

Outdoor = 2 regular speakers

 

Really only need two different sources. I.E. If I am in the living room I am fine with the same source playing outside. However, I would like the option to play a different source in the garage.

 

Is there a particular receiver you would recommend for this? I will only be playing music over it at this time. Would like to stay in the $500-$600 range if possible.

 

Pioneer (VSX-1123-K) had one at best buy that said it would work for up to 3 rooms. 

 

Thanks!


Edited by carrwash13, August 21 2013 - 08:48 PM.


#2 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted August 21 2013 - 09:10 PM

Any 2 zone AVR will do what you ask.

 

More important...what are the sources?

 

AM/FM?

Spotify/Mog/Aupeo?

CD?

Directv "radio"?

Ipod/Iphone/Droid?



#3 of 4 OFFLINE   carrwash13

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Posted August 22 2013 - 07:38 AM

Main source will be Ipod / Ipad. Any recommendations on a good 2 zone reciever? I said $500 but honestly I will not be blaring music so I am not too worried about getting the best sound possible. Just something that will do a decent job.

 

Also, how will it work? Will I just hook my 4 indoor living room speakers and 2 outdoor speakers up to zone 1 and then have zone 2 be my garage (since I want a seperate source to listen music while my wife is in the kitchen)



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Posted August 22 2013 - 07:50 AM

You'll need a speaker switch($20) to have either room on or off.

Most AVR in that price range, the zone 2 is analog. Meaning, it uses the red/white.

And yes, "How will it work?".(as in you answered your own question)

It is that obvious.




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