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post #1 of 4 Old 10-15-2014, 08:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Will this work?

Hi all

I have a buddy that just moved into a new place with built in ceiling speakers, this is what the outlets look like.

He is looking to get the Yamaha HTR 5660.

Will this work? I know the Yamaha is 7.1 but how can he fill all those outlets? two receivers or what?

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Image is too small to read the actual speaker connections. Perhaps you can list them out to more clearly understand the speaker configuration throughout the house? The 5660 is only 6.1 with no powered Zone 2 capability so not the model your friend is going to need if he wants 5.1 in the main zone as well as audio in other rooms (eg. kitchen). He'll also more likely want to consider floor standing speakers in the main room if he is interested is other than just background audio but rather movies and TV listening.

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That Yamaha 5660 does have a stereo preamp zone2 output and stereo powered speaker b out.
The panel on the left is the six speaker channels of the main zone. The other two panels are
four speakers to two other zones. Speaker b out will mirror main zone stereo output to at least
2 speakers without additional amps.

As long as the other rooms share the same input, zone2 preout can send a discrete input (fixed volume/analog only)
through an external amp to the other 8 speakers. If the other 2 rooms need independent inputs then a three
zone receiver is required. Audiosource makes amplifiers for multi-room distribution.

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thd B output only really works if th enet impedance of the connected speakers doesn't overstress the receiver's amps and the main zone is in stereo. For movies, in particular, the B outputs will almost always contain zero dialog, since that's in the center channel, not left or right. I misconnected a powered center once, and it was really weird to watch 5 minutes of the movie with no dialog at all. (It was Jaws, so I got lots of ocean sounds and ambiance, but the story wasn't being told . . .)
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