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post #1 of 6 Old 07-22-2014, 11:33 AM - Thread Starter
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I fear I should have planned better but hopefully someone can help me with what I have. I'm trying to connect a sonos system with a sonos connect up to an amplifier that will drive 6 speakers at one time (I maybe should have went with 4 speakers but am stuck with 6 now). The speakers are 8 ohm, 80W nominal, 160W max.


Can someone recommend an amp that is audio sensing (so I can leave it on) that will properly drive the 6 speakers simultaneously? I'd like to spend $500 or less but have been looking for weeks without any luck so I'm open to suggestions.


Thanks in advance for any help!!
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What the supposed impedance that amp will see? I would get an amp comfortable with 4 ohm loads, like a pro amp. But you need to ensure nominal impedance is 4 to 8 ohms. Anything less sounds like a bad idea.

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If the speakers have 8 ohm impedance I would either need 6 channels or an amp that can handle a 2 ohm load (parallel connection) correct? I have been looking at amps for a few weeks now and haven't found one that fits the bill. I'm starting to wonder if it exists.
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Something like this?

http://www.hifigear.co.uk/rotel-rmb-...amplifier.html

But how to adjust levels per speaker pair?

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Wow FatBottom - really close - much closer than I had found in my searching. My only concern is the 50W per channel. Is that enough to drive speakers with 80W nominal and 160W max? I don't know a lot about speakers but I assumed I wanted something closer to 80-100W per channel. If someone tells me different I'll believe them.
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You'll be fine with 50W that is proper 50W not like a AVR 50W. Course it doesn't hurt with more power.

$500 budget probably means pro amps for 6 channels anyway, those have gain controls on the front which you can use as a volume control. Generally, home theatre power amps don't have gain control

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