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Allen_Rosen

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Hi

I have a Sony DE897 receiver. On my 'A' speaker channel, I have a standard 5.1 speaker setup. My 'B' channel is going to a Monster 6-way impedance matching speaker switch, which is going to 6 different pairs of speakers throught my house.

The problem that I am having is that when I have both the 'A' abd 'B' channels on at the same time, the 'A' speakers are much louder than any of the 'B' speakers. I sort of assumed that this would be the case before I began this project, but now I need to fix it, and I don't really know how. So, my questions are:

1. Is there a way to reduce the power on the 'A' speakers independently of the 'B' speakers on this receiver?

OR

2. Should I use another amplifier to make the feed to deliver more power to my 'B' speakers? If so, what are some suggestions for equipment, can I do it inexpensively, and how would it be connected?

OR

3. Is there something else that I should do?

Thanks for your advise!

Allen
 

JohnSmith

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So are you driving SEVEN pairs of speakers at the same time???
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I would recommend you get a multi-channel poweramp, perhaps one of the Sherbournes. Use a multi-way pre-amp to control each speaker level. And speaker pair will have it's own poweramp.
 

John Garcia

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Use an external amp in the method John states, and possibly the Zone 2 feature for the "other" speakers. Are you trying to play the same thing through the whole house?
 

Allen_Rosen

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Thanks Johns!!!

I think that I will use the Zone 2 output as inout to another amplifier.

I liked JohnSmith's suggestion, but the amplifier he mentions is about $5k...about 20 times more than I want to spend :)

Thanks!
 

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