I have a set of Polk 6.5” in ceiling speakers in my master bedroom. Moving backwards from them, they are currently hooked up via the pre-wire in my house to an in-wall volume control. The pre-wires go to the living room where they are connected to a speaker selector, then Onkyo M-282 amp, then to the Zone 2 output of my AVR. I am replacing the AVR in the living room (new one is Onkyop TX-NR709) and plan on taking the old AVR (HK-AVR645) and putting it in the master bedroom. I would like to hook the in-ceiling speakers up to the AVR in the master bedroom, but still have the option of using them with the Zone 2 source from the living room.
What are my options? I am thinking that I could put speaker-level inputs from both sources to a source switch that then tie into the in-wall volume controller and then the speakers. But since I will be using the bedroom AVR as the primary source it seems silly to have to run the signal through the in-wall volume controller. Could I put the source switch after the in-wall volume control?
What about a speaker level to line level converter? Run the Zone 2 speaker wires to a converter, then connect to the bedroom AVR with RCA cable? This could get rid of the in-wall volume control and the bedroom AVR could control the volume.
Thanks for the help!
Edited by jhoppmann - 6/6/12 at 8:40am