Originally Posted by Jtpappy
Hello, first post.
I am trying to install a audio system in my pole barn. It’s separated into two spaces. (Hang out room 24x16) and the shop (60x40). I would like to have the receive in the hangout room that will run all the speakers. (5 in the hangout, 5 in the shop) I will always want to have the same audio playing in the building. I just want to have the ability to control the volume separately.
With that being said. I would like a In wall volume control for the shop. But every one that I found cannot control five speakers.... So how do I put two 5.1 systems with one receiver and use volume control?
I was thinking of a 6 channel receiver and use the 6th channel to control a 5 channel amp for the shop?
Is this just to be use for music, radio, etc.? You're not trying to do home theater in two different rooms?
If this is for music, etc., you want to look at a distributed or zone type system.
This can be done with a constant voltage system or a more conventional system with a zone control speaker selector approach. So if you can tell me what sources you want to use and if it's for music only etc. I can make some suggestions for you.
As you've described it so far, yes, you would need a volume control on each speaker with the receivers volume control being used as a master volume control. You would also have a problem driving two sets of 5 speakers safely, without damage to the equipment. You would be better to use two receivers', one for each zone or room.
With some more information, there are much better ways to do it.