I'm looking for a remote stereo A/B speaker switch - preferably IP controlled, but I'll settle for IR if IP isn't available or is too costly. I do have a Global Cache iTach, so can do IR if I have to.
I'm aware of a Xantech IR-controlled switch. Looking for pointers to others.
I'm planning on getting an all-in-one 5-channel sound bar for my TV (Definitive SSA-50). I've waffled back and forth on this, experimenting with bookshelf speakers after being talked out of the sound bar here, but the layout of my room really demands the sound bar. The TV is on a swivel and can be viewed from 3 different rooms by changing the screen placement.
However, I CAN place conventional surrounds in the primary listening area, so I'd like to be able to A/B switch the surrounds to either the soundbar or the conventional surrounds. So, the sound bar in that case will just be L/C/R. I don't want to parallel the surrounds, because I understand that my receiver (Denon AVR-3311) wouldn't be happy with the low impedance.
I'm going to experiment first using a cheap manual A/B switch from Radio Shack, etc. But if it works out, I'm going to want a more permanent solution that I can switch remotely.
I know there are some "automatic" switches, but those are for switching between two sources, not two sets of speakers.