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#142972 30-Mar-2014 17:54
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I'm getting rid of my 5.1 Pioneer Home Theatre Receiver system mainly because i can't setup the speakers for surround sound anyway and i mainly use the speakers watching 2.1 audio content or just for music. 5 speakers + a sub is too much stuff anyway, looks messy.

What i want to do is have speakers in my lounge for music/tv and install two outdoor speakers for the deck. I want both these sets of speakers hooked into the same device and want to be able to control them - ie, have both sets playing or just one or the other.

How would i best go about this?

Do you recommend i install a sound bar or a 2.1 stereo in the lounge? What sort of hardware would i need to achieve my goal of having two lots of speakers?

I really dont know much about all this audio stuff so want to make sure i do it right before i go buy stuff.


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  #1015617 30-Mar-2014 19:48
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Any standard receiver with 2 zones will do.
Zone 1 Lounge
Zone 2 deck

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  #1015637 30-Mar-2014 20:12
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Can you paste a link to an example please?

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  #1015641 30-Mar-2014 20:18
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A lot of AMPs won't allow zone 2 to use digital inputs so you have to be sure that it does or make sure your source will come in via Analog.

I know you said you only really want to listen to Stereo but you are looking for a new AMP here are a few news ones coming out in NZ soon (2014 models) so if you can wait I would go for those as they will be newer technology and allow things like HDMI 2.0.


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  #1015670 30-Mar-2014 20:50
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Would this amp be good?

Looks like it allows two sets of speakers to be hooked up?

Can any speaker be connected? Do some speakers have built in subs?

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  #1016224 31-Mar-2014 20:52
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If you don't require different audio playing inside or outside... and are happy to play the same tunes in both places - get THIS!

A+B speakers, network control so you can drive it while outside using your phone, DLNA, Airplay, optical + coax inputs so you can play digital audio out of your TV / STB, or indeed off your PC.

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