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post #1 of 4 Old 03-09-2012, 08:28 AM - Thread Starter
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Need an inexpensive receiver with outputs for 4 sets of speakers (surround setup, office, porch and kitchen). Not completely necessary to have "zones" where I can listen to different things on different speakers, just want them to be able to be accessed from receiver. (I have wall volume controls on all extra sets of speakers, so zones not necessary). Mainly using for whole house audio from pandora or iPod.

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You can add a multi-zone impedance matching speaker selector to the Zone 2 (or Front B) speaker posts on a Zone 2/Front B AVR and then connect each additional room's speakers to the speaker selector.

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Your real best bet is Sonos in my opinion. I am not one to ignore the original request of someone but after you specifying that it was for pandora or iPod I think Sonos is an excellent choice.

Receivers with 8+ amps are expensive, and well Sonos can be as well.

What's your budget? I ask because you said "inexpensive". Are you looking for this to be controlled centrally?

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I have a great deal of money into my basement setup so was hoping to have something very budget-y here. I'm not worried about controlling it centrally either. My thinking was that 90 percent of the use would be having an iPod playing across all speakers with the wall controls being used to control audio in a specific room. An Itouch or iPad could control the iPod or Apple tv.
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