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Integrating existing stereo with distributed audio system

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I am looking for any recommendations regarding the best way to integrate a high-end stereo system with my new whole house distributed audio system. In my living room I have an Audio Research Preamp and Amp with various sources (CD, phono, and tuner). I have just installed a Request iQ whole house audio system in my home and am stumped at how best to wire the system for the living room zone.

Ideally, I want to be able to connect the output from the Audio Research preamp as a source for the Request so that I could listen to audio from the living room setup in various rooms throughout the house. Additionally, I would like to connect a line-level zone output from the Request to the Audio Research preamp so that I could listen to media stored of the ReQuest Media Server through my living room system.

I am concerned about possible ground loop issues as well as any problems/degradations that may arise form splitting the preamp output before it goes to the amplifier.

I hope that this description makes a little bit of sense and would like to thank you all in advance for any help/guidance you could impart upon me.

Best,
Ben
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I have a Yamaha that has support for three zones in it. The primary and secondary zones provide the 7.1 coverage while the 3rd zone provides the whole house audio. These have separate tuners built in so that I can watch the HT and listen to the 7.1 system at the same time my receiver also outputs a separate (stereo) signal to my 12-channel Whole house amp (note that the 3rd channel is only line-level... no power is sent with the signal so you need a 3rd-party amp).
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