Might be kind of basic questions, but I'm not too familiar with circuitry etc, so I need some help.
I'm using a Harman Kardon hk3490 stereo receiver for just audio purposes. I've always used it in a small apartment with the maximum two speaker set outputs (A and B) that the receiver supports.
Now that I have moved into a house, I have 3 speaker sets, the third set now being outside. I don't have any interest in running all three simultaneously, and whenever I listen outside, I have been disconnecting speaker set 2 and connecting speaker set 3 into the B output.
I've looked around and all the components I can find are boxes that split a single signal and can send it to 4 speakers and they seem geared toward simultaneous play. However, I've also seen people talking about the danger of these things in terms of impedence, overloading the receiver, breaking the speakers, terrible drop in quality etc.
I'd just like to get some kind of signal switch box so that I can have a single output (coming from my receiver's B output) going to a box, and then use the box to select whether this goes to my Speaker 2 or Speaker 3 so I don't have to rewire every time I want to listen outside.
I know I must not be the first who wants to toggle speaker sets like this - can anybody give me sort of the 'accepted' way for speaker switching, and let me know the dangers and the pitfalls I want to avoid when looking for a solution.
I came across this box http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10903&cs_id=1090305&p_id=6857&seq=1&format=2
at monoprice. If I were to pick this up and use it with circuit protection would it do would I want without damaging my receiver? How about sound quality
Any and all advice to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!