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I'm doing a fairly major renovation and have a bunch of open walls. As part of the overall project, I've retained a terrific A/V contractor. My need for audio/video sophistication is modest and he's been great in making recommendations consistent with our budget. I'm re-wiring everything...and I'll have a central "media" closet in which I'll be able to install a rack.

The floor plan is very open. I have a family room in which I'll do a HT...and the DirectTV & A/V will reside in the rack. BD under the TV in a cabinet. Probably go with Control4. This room will be exclusively for watching TV/movies.

For audio, the kitchen, dining room, and living rooms are essentially open to one another and I'm going to place a single, dual tweeter in-ceiling speaker in each of those rooms...with volume controls in each room. And the volume will generally be very low.

Given that I have no interest in playing different music in each room, the A/V contractor has recommended that I use a Sonos Connect and a separate amp for powering the in-ceiling speakers.

I'm curious as to what amp suggestions the forum members might make for those in-ceiling speakers. Given that the Connect has an optical out, is there an affordable amp that might have an optical in and be able to power the speakers.

Thanks in advance...
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Cheap stereo receiver, or a (power) auto-sensing amp like the AudioSource AMP-100.

You don't need much.

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Thanks Jeff...will any of these amps accept optical input?
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Thanks Jeff...will any of these amps accept optical input?

A stereo receiver should, but I wouldn't worry about it - you'll never hear a difference in this application. An auto-sensing amp is a better fit.

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