Originally Posted by My Dream
I know that most NuVo owners don't really like to split zones but for now I'd like to split three of the zones since I know I won't be listening to both areas at once and add extra load on the amp.
Areas that aren't being used don't add load to the amp...
We don't like combining rooms *permanently* into a single zone by not doing the wiring correctly. If you home run all the wires so that every room *can* be it's own zone, nothing wrong with combining rooms to fit into a system. I've combined two spare bedrooms into a single zone, but did so back in at the rack, so that if and when I need to, I can expand the system and each room becomes it's own zone (I already have keypads in place in both, assigned to the same zone).
1) Master bedroom/ensuite bathroom
2) Kitchen / backyard
3) Living room / garage
When you started you only had 6 zones total - has that changed? If you've only got six, no reason to split them up as the system supports six out of the box...
Therefore anyone have any concerns about these speakers selector they switch speakers from A to B both don't allow both to be on at once? Price around $55.00 each plus shipping
Where are you going to place that? You'll want to have it in one of the two zone locations, but I wouldn't want to create a separate wall plate for it. My suggestion would be to place it in the "less used" zone as the keypad (use a single-gang ring but make sure the location can be enlarged to a double-gang plate for a future GC keypad), then run a 4-conductor speaker wire between the keypad locations in the two rooms. You'll then use the home-run speaker wire for the "less-used" zone, and make connections at both keypad locations for the switch and both pairs of speakers. The home-run speaker wire in the other (more-used) zone will be idle for now. But in the future if you want to break the rooms into their own zones, you simply change the splices and abandon the 'traveller'...
This one does allow for both sets of speakers to work but I'd prefer not to, although it's an option . Price is around $140.00 each plus shipping.
At that price you've exceeded the cost of an inexpensive zone amp to just power the extra zones and be done...