My Dad just moved into a house that has built in speakers in 4 rooms (8 total speakers). All the wires for these speakers (8 pairs) are apparently connected into 2 pairs of wire that comes out in the equipment rack. So when you hook up these 2 pairs of wires all 8 speakers work (the volume can also be controlled by wall dials though). My question--My Dad would like to hook up a receiver so that he can play music/radio and then listen to it in different rooms--problem is that when we hooked up his old Sony amp it blew in about 5 minutes, I assume there is just too much draw on the amp. Can a regular amp (200 dollar range) be expected to run all these speakers connected together--or will it require a extensive setup split into zones--which will cause another problem because I have no idea where all the speaker wire ends terminate. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.