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Multiroom amp and media player solution?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have a 3-bedroom condo and am setting up a TV with a Denon 1713 and B&W 685s in the living room. I also want to put 685s in my bedroom, and another pair in a study I want to double as a listening room.

My problem is I did not wire the bedrooms so that I can play bedroom speaker from the living room amp. It might also be too complicated in case I want to play something else.

I am thinking to just put a separate cheaper amp in each room, such as the Onkyo 313. Is this a good idea or is there a cheaper solution, such as media players with built in amplification?

Is there also a way to access a central media player in the living room from the bedrooms without hassle?

Also, would it be a waste if I buy a tube amp to put in the study/listening room?
Edited by Coolnewbie - 11/10/13 at 1:34pm
post #2 of 7
The 1713 is a 5CH amp so would require connecting an external 2CH amp to the Zone 2 pre-outs in order to pass audio to Zone 2, although you could also use another AVR at a more costly price point.

http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#user_M
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
There is no wiring to connect the rooms.
post #4 of 7
Yes, I understand that is the case at present, however, did not realize you don't plan on using a wired connection at all; however, my suggestion still applies, depending on what sources are to be connected in each room.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
I am pretty new to this.

Is there a convenient way to extend the amp wires into a second room, use the amp in that second zone, and control the content from that room?

If not, what is the cheapest way of using speakers in the rooms? Drive them with separate smaller amps or media players?
post #6 of 7
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I have a 3-bedroom condo and am setting up a TV with a Denon 1713 and B&W 685s in the living room. I also want to put 685s in my bedroom, and another pair in a study I want to double as a listening room.

My problem is I did not wire the bedrooms so that I can play bedroom speaker from the living room amp. It might also be too complicated in case I want to play something else.

I am thinking to just put a separate cheaper amp in each room, such as the Onkyo 313. Is this a good idea or is there a cheaper solution, such as media players with built in amplification?

Is there also a way to access a central media player in the living room from the bedrooms without hassle?

Also, would it be a waste if I buy a tube amp to put in the study/listening room?

Buy Sonos. It's awesome.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
I hear, but unfortunately I already spent for a few pairs of 685s for different rooms in my place!
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