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Running outdoor speakers from Pioneer VSX-9040TXH

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I'm running 7.1, so I am using the Surround-Back speakers which I believe can be used for Zone B also.

I want to run at most 2 outdoor speakers. What are my options? I'm fine with running speaker wire out to the back patio but I wanted to stay way from needing to run power to them too. Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 4
No worries, speaker wire is all that you need. Should be a setting in the options for the receiver to use those channels as zone 2 or SB.

You could run an additional wire for IR (remote control) if you need to control it from outside though.
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Originally Posted by DonoMan View Post

No worries, speaker wire is all that you need. Should be a setting in the options for the receiver to use those channels as zone 2 or SB.

You could run an additional wire for IR (remote control) if you need to control it from outside though.

Thanks for the reply. However, I am using the surround backs. So if I ran speaker wire from my SB outputs to my surround backs AND to my outside zone, they would be on at the same time. That wouldn't work.
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Thanks for the reply. However, I am using the surround backs. So if I ran speaker wire from my SB outputs to my surround backs AND to my outside zone, they would be on at the same time. That wouldn't work.

Well, you can either use 7.1 or you can use zone 2. Or possibly zone 2 could have preouts if you want to use an external amp (which I'd recommend keeping near the receiver, not outside). You'll have to look up if your receiver can do 7.1 + zone 2 via preouts.
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