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post #1 of 3 Old 07-21-2013, 03:07 PM - Thread Starter
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This should be a pretty simple setup, but I am not sure how to pull it off.

Current setup:

Sonos Amp
2x Klipsch AW500
2x Polk Atrium 5c

I would like to add 2-4 more speakers to my back yard but the Sonos Amp only supports four. Buying another Sonos Amp would be excessive because both amps would be in the same zone. I wouldn't mind buying a Sonos Connect and using an external amp, I have a spare Denon receiver I can use if that would work. I need a Sonos Amp for another part of the house so I would still use the Amp I currently own.

All I am trying to accomplish is having 6-8 speakers spread across the yard and going through a Sonos system. What is the best way to accomplish that?

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An impedance-matching speaker selector will do the job, but you're probably going to run out of power from that single amp. You could add an external amp and split the speakers among both the internal/external. An Audiosource AMP-100 or similar amp with automatic on/off would be a good choice. Note that large outdoor areas do require more power than an average room, though, so you may want to step up to a larger amp.


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If you don't need independent level controls then I would go with a separate multi-channel amp and just the Connect. You can run the sets off the single input.

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