A/B or Multi-Room?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Ian R, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Ian R

    Ian R Agent

    Nov 29, 1999
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    Hi all,

    I have a Marantz SR7000 which I love the sound of. I recently finished my basement and am using it for my HT. I had the electrician run wires outside to my deck in preparation for installing some outdoor speakers. I'm getting ready to install the speakers and realize that the SR7000 does not have A/B switch, or even alternate speaker posts, just multi-room.

    Am I better off buying a 2 channel amp for the outdoor speakers, or take the plunge and buy a newer receiver that does have an A/B option?



    BTW, the receiver was recently paired with Def Tech Mythos.
  2. Phil A

    Phil A Producer

    Oct 1, 2000
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    I guess it might depend on whether you need both zones running at teh same time. If not, then a speaker selector switch could be a viable solution. You may well notice a decrease in the output (that may require compensation in the set-up) using many of these devices. Also could be dependent on how efficient your outdoor speakers are. Outside, you won't have the same amount of quiet as indoors and a bigger volume of space. If you like to play it loud, it could influence what would be best for your situation.

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