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post #1 of 3 Old 03-17-2013, 09:02 AM - Thread Starter
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I have two pairs of in-wall speakers (both Polk Audio RC85i), each pair installed in a different room. Both are connected to the same receiver separated by the Speaker A and B switch. I need some advice as to the best way to have separate volume control for one of the pairs. My concern is that the pair I do not need the ability to regularly control the volume for (the A speakers) will be played at a rather low volume setting. But the other pair (the B speakers) I do want the ability to adjust the volume frequently and they will generally be played at a higher volume. Can I get away with a single volume controller for the B Speakers or will I need to have a separate volume controller for both pairs to maintain good quality output? Any advice on the best way to achieve the desired results? FYI - I have a limited knowledge of how all this stuff works so along with advice I could use a little help with the basic concepts of what I'm trying to do here, if possible. Thanks in advance for any advice and help.
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The problem is you already have one volume control that operates both zones (the AVR). Adding another one in-line means you can only reduce the volume of those speaker from whatever volume level the AVR has been set to. So you can only make those speakers quieter than the ones NOT behind the volume control.

Does your AVR have a zone2 output? An inexpensive amp (AudioSource AMP-100) connected there for the 2nd zone would be a much better option. If not, I'd suggest a cheap stereo receiver (Craigslist!), and just split the sources to both units.

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You have confirmed what I suspected. Thanks for the advice on making it work.
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