I just moved into a new house with ceiling speakers. It has 5 areas with 2 speakers in each area with a volume control for each. Any idea what I need to get this setup (amp, hub, etc)? I intend to use this for background music with most likely using just one source maybe two.
I hooked the speakers to the new amp to test the speakers and was unable to hear anything . I tried different sets of ceiling speakers but no luck. How can I test to make sure the speakers are connected?
That amp is not ideal. That's pretty much what you'd want for a subwoofer. It's crossover filter allows no frequencies above 150hz which is bass only. Unless the crossover was totally defeatable you will not be able to pass anything other then bass to speakers. That also is a very weak amp to power 12 speakers.
And kinda on an extra receiver. Say you had a 7.1 receiver. If it supports all channels mono as a surround mode then technically it would work. All channels stereo is a potential option as well just has some downsides