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Home Prewired 3 zones with volume controls, New to various zones and receiver

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to ask possible some stupid question, since I have only dealt with wiring single area only to one receiver/amplifier.

Patio has 2 - ceiling pre wired spots with a indoor volume control

Family room with 2 - in wall pre wire area with indoor volume control

Bedroom with 2- in ceiling pre wired spots with own indoor volume control.

so 6 speakers with 3 wall volume control to their own area.

The 6 speakers wires end up going to the family room where I can setup the receiver.

My questions is for the receiver would i have to get one that is 6+ channels since there are 6 speakers total? Or Can i just attach multiple speaker wires to one spot? I dont really need a receiver with zone capabilities right if I am okay with all speakers having same music/sound coming out since i have a wall volume control already for all three areas?

Figured would not matter for music if i used the front(left/right), center, back(left/right) ( i count 5 outputs, can i attach the 6th speaker and double up in one area?)

Thanks for any input =)
 
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Old 11-29-16, 04:24 AM
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You shouldn't connect more than two to any single output.

You could connect it this way:
Fam Rm #1 to Front Left
Fam Rm #2 to Front Right
BR and Patio #1 to Rear Left
BR and Patio #2 to Rear Right

Set the receiver to All Channel Stereo.
 
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What receiver are you using ?

Some only supply sound to the rear channels when in surround mode for TV.
Aux, AM and FM audio doesn't come out of rear channels.
 
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Oh wow. Didn't realize that. Still looking but wondering what receivers do that? Or would it say in the specs? Seen the blue tooth method of it playing pandora,Spotify etc
 
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Wait so even though I should not connect two to any single output. I can do the BR and Patio combo you wrote together into one output?
 
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I'm assuming that your volume controls are just simple rheostats and not impedance matching type. In that case I'd recommend that you look into purchasing a Russound impedance matching switch. This device will allow you to hook all of your speakers (through your volume controls) directly to the speaker terminals of your receiver. If you haven't chosen a receiver yet, get one that has a secondary audio output. Sometimes an "area 2" speaker output. This way you don't have to worry about loading down the amplifier with too many speakers. In addition you will be able to ..... lets say ....... play music through the secondary out put to the garage speakers where you are working, while the kids are watching a movie in surround sound through the area one speakers.


https://www.russound.com/products/co...eaker-selector
 
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