Speaker Level Amplifier

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  1. Ron Duca

    Ron Duca Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Yamaha RX-V995 receiver feeding an Anthem MCA 50 five channel amp from pre-outs on the receiver. I also have two outdoor speakers being fed from the receiver's "B" speaker outputs. The signal for the outdoor speakers goes through a volume control switch mounted outside. Prior to adding the Anthem, I had my five channel living room setup running directly from the receiver's main "A", center and surround speaker outputs.

    With my old configuration, I was able to play a source indoors and outdoors simultaneously, because the output was all coming from the receiver and was "equal". Now, since the amplifier's output is so much greater than that of the receiver, I cannot comfortably output a source to both locations at the same time. If I set the indoor volume to a comfortable level, it's too low for outside. If I turn the receiver volume up high enough to listen to something outside, it's ear shattering inside. To listen to something outside I have to turn the amplifier off.

    My question is, does anyone know of an amplifying device that can be connected at the speaker output level that I could use to boost the sound for my outdoor speakers?

    Thanks,

    Ron
     
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    Ron,
    The good folks at Sherbourn have an amplifier that does all you want and more. Killer unit. Tiny, modestly priced, and bullet-proof. Don't let the wattage rating fool you. I hooked my first one up to my mains right away, and ended up leaving it there for a couple days to amaze the audiobuddies.
     

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