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My current setup includes a Marantz SR5007 with a 2.1 speaker configuration in my main room.

 

I want to add the following:
-2 speakers in master bath (planning on using 2x Klipsch R-1800-C)

-2 zones of 2 speakers (one in covered front porch, one in back)

-2 speakers in the garage

 

I was wondering if using something like a Niles-S4 splitter would be okay or if I should configure zone 2 to be controlled by the SR5007 and use the preout to a 4 zone triggered amp. If so, what affordable amp options would be sufficient?

 

For the porches, could I use Klipsch R-1800-C outside or should I stick with a dedicated outdoor speaker? Between ceiling or wall mount outdoor speakers, which one is a better option?

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For background level volume only you might get away with connecting the Niles to the Zone 2 speaker posts, otherwise another option is to connect the Niles to a 2CH amp connected to the Zone 2 pre-outs.
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For background level volume only you might get away with connecting the Niles to the Zone 2 speaker posts, otherwise another option is to connect the Niles to a 2CH amp connected to the Zone 2 pre-outs.


Thanks for the input. If I wanted occasional louder music in 3 zones split by the Niles heading to 50 watt RMS 8 ohm speakers, what minimum amp specs should I be considering? Is 200w RMS/channel at 8 ohms sufficient? 70V transformers would not be needed for this setup, correct?

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This would work ....

http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6

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I found a great deal on a Crown xps1500. Guessing that should get the job done too with a 4 ohm speaker setup?
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Quite nicely indeed. smile.gif

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