Adding addition speakers to my 5.1 system

ThePresence

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I've got a surround sound 5.1 system in the basement. What i want to do is put 2 speakers upstairs off of a switch so i can play audio through the 5.1 reciever downstairs, and send it to the upstairs speakers. My problem is when i select the upstairs speakers on the switch (and deselect the front right and left downstairs which also run through the switch) , i'm still outputting sound to my centre and rear channels downstairs which i don't want. Is there a way around this with the equipment i've got or is there something else i need? Your feedback is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

John Garcia

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Yes, you left out what receiver you are using. It could make a big difference.

If your receiver has A-B switching capability, this would be the simplest way to do what you are asking. A being the main room, and B being the "other" speakers, allowing you to have on or the other on (and in some cases both, but generally not a good thing). The next would be a receiver with Zone 2 capabilty, which is similar, but allows you to listen to two different sources (stereo analog only in nearly all cases for zone 2) in each zone.
 

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