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Can I use the Onkyo 595 for multi-room?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steven Spargo, Jul 14, 2001.

  1. Steven Spargo

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    I need a receiver so that there is an A/B switch so that should I wish to listen to music in a second room, it is possible. I do not require mutli-source, only multi-room. I looked up the specs, and I do not see it.
    I can not believe that for the price, the unit would not have it.
     
  2. Thomas B

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    Steven, I am considering the purchase of the 595 very soon, and I see that this unit does, indeed, have outputs for A and B speakers, along with a switch for these. I need this same setup, as I have two speakers for my deck outside that I have used for my old Pioneer receiver for the past 8 years. The Onkyo 696 has a "Zone 2" for the second set of speakers that atually allow a second source to play on those speakers. That's a nice option, but it's really not that important to me, since I usually wouldn't need for two sources to be playing simultaneously. Crutchfield's website has a nice description, as well as photos of the front and back of these units. (Their prices are horrible, but their website is OK.)
     
  3. Michael Warner

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    The 595 will power two speaker zones at once but your A speakers will not be able to use the surrounds while your B speakers are running. I'm in the process of hooking up some deck speakers myself and should have it up and running this weekend.
     

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