Wiring system between two rooms

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  1. Bill Bradstreet

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    I don't want to lead this thread too much, but I'm in the process of figuring out how to wire my HT system to my two-channel system. I want to be able to play the same music on the first and second floors. Also, I have a DVD-Audios that I want to be able to play downstairs with the DVD player being upstairs.

    So, if you had two rooms and the system that I will describe, how would you connect them together?

    At this point, I'm trying to decide where the wires will go and whether to put the amps upstairs next to the processor or downstairs next to the speakers.

    Upstairs: HT with an Yamaha DSP-A3090 integrated amp running a 5.1 surround set up.
    Downstairs: Two-channel using an old Yamaha receiver (until I decide on the 1066 or the 950) connected to two LeAmps connected to two Diva 6.1s.

    I know I can do a zone two out to the second receiver and continue using it as a pre/pro (zone two doesn't have volume control in the A3090).

    So, what wires do I run from the 2nd to 1st floor? Speaker cable or RCA?

    Next, how do I run them? Do I drill a hole horizontally to get the wire outside and run it down the outside trim to the 1st floor and then drill another hole to get it back inside? Or do I try to drill a hole within the wall straight down 12-14 inches in order to snake the wires down the inside of the wall (that has insulation in it already)?

    If you can come up with another solution, please share! Otherwise, all comments on the above are welcome. I don't want to get halfway through this 'project' and realize I am approaching it the wrong way.

    Oh, and I'm also going to run an S-Video cable from 2nd to 1st in order to have a video monitor sitting downstairs to show what is on TV upstairs (nephew monitoring).

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Bill,

    It’s hard to figure out exactly what it is you want to do. For instance, you said:

     
  3. Bill Bradstreet

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    Sorry for the confusion. In the end, there will only be one source, and as a result, music from upstairs can be played downstairs (or the movie can be seen/heard while downstairs). Right now I have a source on both floors. I only want to have the source up in the HT room.

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    Thanks, Bill, that helps.
    There are many ways to accomplish this, but we can eliminate one method right off the bat:
     

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