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I would like to be able to use two of my home theater speakers with the whole-house-audio system. Basically, they could serve double duty in this regard. In other words, if the theater system isn't being used, the speakers could play sound from the whole-house-audio system. Otherwise, I would need 'additional' speaker mounted in the room just for the whole-house-audio.

I am having difficulty coming up with a good way to do this, while keeping the signal sources isolated from each other. I don't want the signal from the theater amp, for example, feeding to the whole house amp via the speaker connection.

Any thoughts on this are appreciated.

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No one has any knowledge about this issue? Surely this is a common thing to need?

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Thanks. The last one looks like a weiner (winner). I'll have to investigate it.

I have also considered using a dual voice coil speaker, with one coil to each source (would use two of these for stereo).

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I suppose the related question is, how do other people typically get whole-house-audio into the theater room? Do they just add more speakers specifically for the WHA?
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I suppose the related question is, how do other people typically get whole-house-audio into the theater room? Do they just add more speakers specifically for the WHA?

There must be a great variety of configurations out there, but if I had to guess about the general case, I'd suppose that most people wouldn't have a separate WHA system, basing theirs instead on their HT system. They may, for example, add speakers to other rooms with the Zone 2 speaker outputs, or feed their pre-amp outputs into separate amps to power speakers throughout the rest of the house, while the HT speakers provide audio for the HT room.
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