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post #1 of 3 Old 05-27-2013, 07:13 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a friend that recently bought a house that was already wired for speakers out back. He has a lower deck and upper deck each with a pair of 8 ohm speakers connected to a volume control knob in the zone. Both sets have a 2 pair cable that runs inside to a four post banana plug on the wall where the receiver will be and are obviously wired in parallel, but can easily be separated at that point.

The questions are:
• Since this is setup as 4 ohms is it OK to use on a zone 2 from a mid-range receiver and is this smart to run this way in general?
• Will the volume knobs in each area pose a problem for the receiver?
• He is thinking about a third zone to drive two speakers in the house, what receiver would be good driving 5.1 plus two other zones in the$ 500-$1000 price range?
• He will want to run 5.1, plus zone 2 and zone 3 simultaneously with zones 2 and 3 as either the same content or different.

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Depends on the volume level desired for the deck speakers as to whether the 4-ohm load will cause the AVR to shut down in protection mode. The volume control switches will either increase or decrease that load. For 3 independent zones in the Denon line in his price range, this would include either last year's 3313CI or the newer X4000 just recently released. He can review the features of each by looking at post #2 of each of the 2012 and 2013 Denon threads linked in my sig. It may be wise to consider using the AVR for the Zone 3 speakers and connecting either an older AVR or external 2CH amp to the Zone 2 pre-outs to drive the deck speakers.

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Thanks a bunch. We got him setup with a two channel amp for zone 2 that supports 4 speakers.
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