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Re: Advice on zone switcher so I can have speakers in different zones of my house


Yup, it’ll handle all your speakers, but you’ll still need an amplifier. The 260x3 combines both in one chassis.

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Re: Advice on zone switcher so I can have speakers in different zones of my house

What happens if I do not use an amplifier but instead only use my Denon receiver? Can my Denon receiver power all of these speakers with the switcher without needing the separate amp?
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Re: Advice on zone switcher so I can have speakers in different zones of my house

With a switcher that has impedance matching you can use the Denon Zone 2 output. You will be limited in the level to which you can drive a large number of speakers, however. A more substantial amplifier would be best.




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Re: Advice on zone switcher so I can have speakers in different zones of my house

1. How do you determine if a switcher like the russound SS-4.2 would be able to power all of my speakers loud enough? Do I look at my receiver's RMS, Peak, etc.?

2. The reason I am considering the russound SS-4.2 over the 260x3 is I actually have 4 pairs of speakers to connect to the second zone. Is it a bad idea to piggy back one of the extra pairs of speakers into the 3 ports on the 260x3?


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Re: Advice on zone switcher so I can have speakers in different zones of my house

Loud enough is subjective. Divide the rated power by 2 to account for the drop across the load limiting resistors, then divide by the number of speakers to get the max power that your amp will be able to deliver.




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