I have a 5.1 AV receiver for HT and a separate stereo amp and 5 CD changer for for the remote speakers.
You do have keep in mind the 4 Ohms is the lowest load the amp will drive. I don't know if you could drive ALL of the speakers at the same time. If not then you will need the switch box. John
I wish to set up an amp and speakers primarily for music in the home. I will have a separate room for home theatre with surround sound where most of the money will be spent.
Hence I am trying to achieve a relatively cheap music only solution for the remaining part of the house. Here I wish to play music on 4 indoor speakers and 2 outdoor speakers. I need to know what type of Amp will allow me to do this (I dont want to purchase an expensive Zone Amp)
Instead I want to know if I buy an amplifier and a 5.1 surrround speaker set and break up the surround set into 2 pairs of indoor speakers along with 2 outdoor speakers - can I play the 4 indoor speakers on the A output of the Amp and the 2 outdoor Speakers on the B output of the Amp all in Stereo mode of the Amp ? The Amps I was considering are the Stereo Marantz Amp SR4320 or the Marantz Surround Amp SR4600 which might be overkill for just playing music. I have been told that a switching box might be an alternative but I prefer not to complicate things if the A and B outputs of an AMP can play the music on these 6 speakers.