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What do you recommend to amplify a HTPC line-out to a distributed audio system? I would like to boost the output.
 

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If you're volume is up in the OS, and you're running the line out to powered AVR, you shouldn't need anything else. What's your setup, AVR, Separates, or Powered speakers?
 

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It runs out from the HTPC to a Russound CAA66 distribution amp to 6 zones. The main zone in the family room has 4 ceiling speakers. I would like more volume. The issue may be with the distribution amp.
 

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Yeah, you could check that by inserting a different amp into one pair of speakers and see if your volume increases. Also make sure that your in-ceiling speakers are wired to give you proper impedance.
 

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I directly wired an amp to the speakers (which are parallel wired BTW) and the volume was fine. Apparently the Russound amp output is only 20 watts.
 

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Parts express has inexpensive distribution amps rated for more power, or you could wire the 4 speakers together in a way that give you 6-8 ohms (google "series parallel speaker wiring impedence), and use a pro-amp like the Behringer A500 for more power than you'd ever need.
 

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hiya i would go with a bigger wattage amp there im curently useing a cheep kenwood 2 chaneel amp model KM-207 yes its a 4 channel amp but its also 200 watts per channel as well and i get great sound from it . i also have the pc hooked to a home theater system yamaha RX-v559 6.1 set up and it sounds awsome to me some day ill get enought kenwood amps to power all channesl but some day perhaps
 
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