speakers and amplifiers?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Soms, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Soms

    Soms Auditioning

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    OK, in my last house, I couldn't power all speakers with my HK receiver without maxing out the power.

    In my new house I have speakers in the Master/Master bath/dining room and living room. Already have a pair of Bose AM-5's for the living room.

    How can I power all speakers at once? Do I need to buy an add'l amp? I haven't gottena log of input on this one.

    thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. John Garcia

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    No offense, but the first thing I'd do is get rid of the Bose (do a search here or on any other forum and you will find plenty of info as to why). Then you can either get impedance matching volume controls for each room or use an impedance matching speaker selector (possibly with volume control also) - then you can use most any receiver or stereo amp to power all of the zones. This prevents the amp from overloading and also gives you control over each zone independently.
     
  3. Arthur S

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    I always just hate to disagree with my buddy JG, however, if you like your Bose, don't feel obliged to discard them. They have their place. And your living room might just be that place.

    JG's other recommendations are spot on [​IMG]

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    You can expect several others to just jump all over your Bose speakers. Something about peer pressure...
     
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    I know, they're not for ME, and I try to dissuade people on them. My dad is quite happy with them as well...[​IMG]
     

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