Suggestions for a 2nd Zone Amp

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  1. ChuckE

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    I need to purchase an amp for my second zone. I will be running 1-2 pairs of speakers in the house and 3 pairs outside. Will probably need 10+ channels. I have Sonance in-walls and Sonance Mariners outside. I would appreciate any input.
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    Chuck
     
  2. ChuckE

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    Come on people. How about some suggestions? I have 5.1 set up in my family room with some Vandersteen speakers all around. I need an amp for my second zone. Someone suggested getting a 2 channel amp and a speaker selector box versus getting say an 8 - 12 channel amp with only 40 or so watts per channel. If I get a stereo amp with say 200+ watts per channel, I understand that it will need to be able to take a 4 ohm load. Any suggestions?
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  3. Mark Russ

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    How about the Harman Kardon PA 4000? If I'm not mistaken, I think you can power up to 4 pairs of speakers at 45 watts per channel, or 1 pair at 100 watts PLUS 2 pairs at 45 watts, or simply 2 pair at 100 watts per channel. Plus, you can use 2 different sources simultaneously on it
    There's also an older Adcom amp, I think 2535 was the model #, that could power up to 2 pairs at 60 watts per channel.
     

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