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Just bought a new house and have NO idea where to begin.

House has 8 sets of speakers. I currently have a Denom AVR X2000. The speakers all terminate at the same spot and have 1 set of speaker wires coming out. They are currently all run in parallel. If I hook it to zone 2 on my AVR it works fine but runs HOT as the OHMs are way too low (I know enough to be dangerous). I want things done right, so...do I get a dedicated 8 channel amp or do I do something like a Russound PRO-8HP and hook that to my AVR. In a perfect world, I’d like to be able to adjust and choose speakers by an ap.

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The Russound amp will only work for you if you have the capability to connect each speaker directly to the it. If there really is only one speaker wire feeding all eight speakers, the Russound is not going to be a viable option for you. If that’s truly the situation, you’ll need to take an ohm reading across that speaker cable with a VOM meter, and then get an amp capable of driving that impedance load. The amp could be fed from the Zone 2 line-level outputs from your Denon, if it has them.

Wayne A. Pflughaupt
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