Multiple Room System

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by JonT, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. JonT

    JonT Auditioning

    Nov 19, 2003
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    I have a new 5.1HT sony system. I noticed there is only 1 set of speaker outputs. I would like to set up speakers throught the house and out side, this the ability to turn off the one not in use.

    Do i need a new reciever to do this or is there some "magic box" that can help accomplish this?

    As a side note, what if i wanted different"outputs" per location?
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Aug 5, 1999
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    Katy, TX
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    Does the Sony have RCA pre-out jacks for the front L/R channels? If so you can hook them up to a separate amplifier. That would be the best way to do this if you want speakers “throughout the house.” You can get speaker selectors from Radio Shack that accommodate up to four pairs of speakers, and up to 12 pairs from Niles Audio.

    This will only get you wired with selection options. Independent control at each location (volume, etc.) - that’s a whole ‘nother thing.

    Not sure what you mean by "different outputs per location," but if you mean more than one set of speakers at a location, it's just the same as any other room: Just run the wires.

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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