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post #1 of 2 Old 01-13-2013, 10:18 AM - Thread Starter
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I am in the process of a DIY basement remodel. My goal is to have 4 Zones in the basement that will be used for audio only (No TV, etc).
I have a few components that I would like to use, but I want to make sure that I have everything that I will be needing. Here is my basic plan...

Sonos Connect - to - Denon AVR 3805 Receiver - to - Sonance SonAmp 275 SE (75W/Channel) - to- Sonance SS6 Zone Selector - to - 14G Wire - to - In Wall Volume Control Knob 100W/Channel Impendance 4-16 Ohms (one knob in each zone) - to - Pair of 2 Way In celing Speakers (80W nominal, 160w Max) (8 Total Speakers 4 Zones).

1.) Does this general set up appear adequate?
2.) WIll the Sonos Connect performs as an Input using this set up?
3.) Should I adjust the settings on the back of the volume control knobs?
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I would suggest using Python instead of BASIC these days. tongue.gif

I assume you want to use the Sonos as a source in your main zone as well, and want to use other sources besides the Sonos in your 4 other rooms? Otherwise, you could just use a Sonos Connect:Amp directly to the speaker selector. The Sonos unit can also take an external analog audio input, too, for incorporating another source.

Don't really think you need that speaker selector if you get good impedance-matching volume controls. Depends on how you intend to use the system. Having the on/off switches at the selector means you'll have to come to the selector every time you want to use one of the rooms. Just control volume from each room, and turn the volume down to off there.

You only need to do impedance-matching once - if the speaker selector is there and doing its job, you don't need to do anything on the volume control settings - but I'd ditch the selector and use the impedance-matching within the VC's.


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