Speaker connection questions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by sonogirl, May 18, 2008.

  1. sonogirl

    sonogirl Auditioning

    May 18, 2008
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    I am electronically challenged. I have 2 sets of wall speakers located in my living room and 1 set outdoors on my patio. Each pair of wall speakers has an individual volume control switch mounted on the wall. These speakers are not designed for surround sound.

    I have a separate set of surround sound speakers but I do not use the rear speakers. I use front, center, and subwoofer.

    Questions: Can I connect both my wall speakers and my surround sound speakers to the Denon AVR3808CI and use them independent of each other?
    Will I need a separate amplifier? Can I have all three sets of wall speakers on at the same time playing the same source? Can I choose just to have the two sets of indoor wall speakers on without the patio speakers playing?

    Thank you for your help. This site has been fantastic for information. I hope to understand it ALL one day. For now, I would be happy to get sound out of my speakers.
  2. robert bartsch

    robert bartsch Stunt Coordinator

    May 7, 2008
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    ...not sure what you mean by use them independent of each other. If you mean play a CD to the outside speakers and the [different] sound from the cable box through the wall speakers at the same time - NO.

    ...today, everone is electronically challenged since, rocket scientists sem to be designing equipment today .
  3. Adam Gregorich


    Nov 20, 1999
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    The Other Washington
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    The 3808 has switching for three zones (only includes amplification for two zones assuming you aren't using 7.1) so you actually can do this depending on how you hook it up.

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