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You don't need a multichannel amp for what you're trying to accomplish... If there are volume controls in each room, you can use any AV Receiver, or the Sonos Connect:Amp if you want a simple solution that you can expand. You'll want something that has an "app" so that you can select music and control the system remotely.
You need to ensure that the volume controls are "impedance-matching", so that you can safely connect all four pairs to a single amplifier. You can figure this out by removing one from the wall and looking at it (post the brand/model if you want). If there are switches allowing selection of "1X / 2X / 4X" or something like that, you're in business... Since you have four pairs, the impedance match 'protection circuit' must be set to 4X. Then just wire-nut the four wire pairs together into a left/right set.
If the volume controls are NOT impedance-matching, you can accomplish the same thing using a speaker selector (with impedance matching) between your receiver/amp and the four pairs.
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