I have a bedroom surround system with a simple, one-zone 5.1 A/V receiver. I'd like to add speakers to the bathroom to output the front R/L channels, adding a volume control in that room as well. All the speakers are 8 Ohm, as is the amp's output.
I know I can do this by connecting the speakers in parallel with an impedance matching volume control on the bathroom speakers and another volume control for the front R/L, but it seems a bit odd to put a volume control for the bedroom's surround set, which I'd have to mount in a box and would sit there untouched.
I could get an impedance-matching speaker selector, as well as the volume control, but this also seems redundant.
I could leave the surround speakers as-is, and set the impedance for the bathroom speakers super-high (4x?), but wouldn't that leave them pretty quiet?
I could put a couple of big 8 Ohm power resistors in series with the front pair in the bedroom, and set the impedance matching volume control to 2x, but somehow I don't think that would work...
Thanks in advance,