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Configuring Indoor & Outdoor Networked Speakers

My question is: What solution would you suggest to stream music from iTunes to multiple speakers throughout the house (inside and out)? Would you use a networked receiver (such as the Denon AVR-1912), would you connect an Apple TV to a non-networked receiver, or would you suggest something else entirely?
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You could simply add an Airport Express to the mix

Apple TV isn't even necessary. That might be the easiest way since you seem to want to stick w/ the Apple ecosystem, and really are only looking for a way to connect/route the signal to a device. This would allow you to keep your current receiver if you like. Plug and play for the most part. Run a simple digital optical cable out from the airport express (small adapter piece required from Apple) to the receiver, and switch between speaker pairs as you see fit. Done Wink.

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Thanks :)

I was on the fence about doing just that, and I think your suggestion for adding an Apple TV makes sense. Thanks for your help!

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