Originally Posted by slateef
Thank you, Nathan.
So, in regards to the amp issue, do I need separate Sonos Amps for each room? Or one separate AV amp that has multiple speaker connections (if such a thing exists)? I know that this is more of a distributed audio question, but perhaps someone can answer.
Apgood is right, below, as long as you don't want to have surround sound in your main room -- i.e., you would ALWAYS be using your receiver to play music in all your rooms.
If you want to play the same music in all rooms at the same time, something like the third of the three options on this page is what you want to do. Read this page closely, it completely covers what you are interested in.
The first two options won't cover the number of speakers you have.
You'd need to buy and install something like:
or buy a couple of these:
or just get a SONOS CONNET:AMP for each room (which would have the added benefit of letting you select different sources in each room
or, and honestly this is what I would do, forget about the existing speakers, and spend $200 per room to put a PLAY1 in each room. It'll be about as cheap as any of the options here, with the added benefit of being super easy, and very flexible (you can play different sources in different rooms, you can move them around to suit your needs, etc).
Originally Posted by Apgood
You could check if your av amp has a dsp mode like "All Stereo" this will play a stereo source to all speakers, so you should be able to hook up the in ceiling speakers in pairs in each room and you'll get the same music in all rooms at the same time. Thing is you won't be able to control the music going to individual rooms except the room connected to front left and right by going from all stereo to stereo mode.
Some av amps have a powered zone 2 function, so if you have that then you could assign the surround back to zone 2 and get individual control of an extra room.
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