Hi, hope someone can help me out. I have a Sony STR-DA5800ES 9.2 Channel AVR, and I also have an older model Panasonic HE-100 receiver.
I recently connected the Panasonic and the Sony to an outdoor pair of speakers via a speaker selector switch, the OSD Audio DSM4 Dual Source 4 Zone Speaker Selector. I keep the circuit protection switch in the on position.
The outdoor speakers are the only thing the Panasonic unit drives. The Sony also drives a 5.1 speaker setup in my house, with the front two speakers bi-amped. I have the B speaker connections running into the speaker selector switch from the Sony to connect to the outdoor speakers.
When I play the Panasonic through the selector switch to the outdoor speakers, it runs okay, although the volume has to be up higher than it normally did before I made the change (when connected directly to the speakers and not through the selector switch). When I switch over to the Sony unit, I can barely hear the sound through the outdoor speakers, even though the sound inside is blasting away. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong....what I need to change?
My objective here is for my kids to be able to hear their music through the Panasonic when they are outside around the pool with their friends, and I can watch/listen to whatever I prefer when inside through the Sony. However, when my wife and I have our own friends over, or want to listen to Pandora outside as well as inside (can't get that through my old Panasonic), I want to hear whatever is piping through the Sony via my outdoor speakers as well.
Probably a simple solution here, but I'm at a loss.....I would really appreciate some help! Thanks in advance.