Thanks, guess I better clarify a bit. i only use 5 + woofer for surround (is that 5.1?). Use the extra 2 for music to remote speakers (or do music on surround and one pair of remotes.
I used to use a speaker switch on prior amp, but ended up with power and overheating.
So if I just use one remote speaker pair or two pairs at a time, can i put 2 back channels on zone 2 to one pair, zone 3 to the other and just use one zone at a time?
one pair will be bigger outdoor speakers and may want a booster amp.
do i need 2 supplemental amps, or just one for the outdoor/louder speakers or none?
sorry i'm such a rookie.