Greetings everyone. I am new to this arena, so please forgive me if the if the answer to the question seems obvious.
My parents have built a new house and have installed 10 wall speakers through the first floor of the house. What type of amplifier can they use to power this? I am not asking for brands, though I am glad to hear about that too. Rather, I am referring to whether I could use a quality 5 channel amp to power 10 speakers or is the impedance too great for such an amp. Do they HAVE to buy a 10+ channel amp? I am hoping to hear that all they need to do is purchase an additional component to separate the power.
Currently, the power source will not need to power any additional home theater speakers. The speakers are all arranged in pairs, they are 6 1/2 or 5 1/4 inch two ways, all rated at 80 watts, 8 ohms. The wiring and installation was professional, but they did not sell components.
If there is any additional info you think might help, please pass it on. My knowledge on the subject of stereos is decent, but not advanced. Thanks!