Onkyo 898 and Second Zone??

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    Please help this newbie...

    I have an Onkyo 898 which has Zone 2 capability. I only have a 5.1 setup in my living room, with no rear surrounds.

    What I am trying to accomplish is to setup a system that will allow me to have music on both my den and back deck while still using the main 5.1 system in the living room.

    Here is what I am hoping to do:

    1)Add speakers and an IR repeater in the den for Zone 2 #1

    2)Add speakers and an IR repeater in the den for Zone 2 #2

    3)Be able to switch between the 2 sets of speakers with some type of switch.

    4)Control volume of the main system and Zone 2 separately.

    My questions:

    1)Does a switch exist that can take 2 sets of speaker wire and A/B between them??

    2)Do I need a separate amplifier, seeing that the 898 has 7 channel capability and I will be using 5 channels on the main system, and then an additional 2 channels with either the deck or den speakers being powered??

    Thanks!!

    Steve
     
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    I made a mistake above I am trying 2 A/B between 2 second zones, 1 on the deck and one in the den.
     

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