Help me setup outdoor speakers

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Westin Jones

Audiophyte
Your surround speakers have absolutely nothing to do with the outdoor speakers.
oh are the zones on separate circuits? I assumed if I’m sending power to the main zone, then any more power being sent to another zone is increasing the strain on the amp in total. Or is strain on an amp a channel by channel thing?
 
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Audioholic Overlord
oh are the zones on separate circuits? I assumed if I’m sending power to the main zone, then any more power being sent to another zone is increasing the strain on the amp in total. Or is strain on an amp a channel by channel thing?
The channels AND zones are separate circuits. One channel shouldn't affect the whole thing, but it's easier to shut the whole thing down when there's a problem. Losing one channel may not be noticeable under normal conditions but if the whole thing shuts off, it's the equivalent of being beaten over the head to get someone's attention.
 
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Jeff R.

Audioholic General
oh are the zones on separate circuits? I assumed if I’m sending power to the main zone, then any more power being sent to another zone is increasing the strain on the amp in total. Or is strain on an amp a channel by channel thing?
It sounds like you are thinking correctly. The more channels active on the AVR the higher the demand on the amplifier.

All your speakers look like a fairly easy load at 8 ohms and fairly efficient. I think you will be ok. You could consider putting a little cooling fan in place for the receiver. It would not hurt. It is a cheap and easy option.


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Audioholic Overlord
It sounds like you are thinking correctly. The more channels active on the AVR the higher the demand on the amplifier.

All your speakers look like a fairly easy load at 8 ohms and fairly efficient. I think you will be ok. You could consider putting a little cooling fan in place for the receiver. It would not hurt. It is a cheap and easy option.


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It's not one amplifier, it's one amplifier per channel. None of the channels affects the others, other than placing demand on the same power supply.
 
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Jeff R.

Audioholic General
Well that is true. But all channels powered do not perform the same as 2 channels. They will be reduced in total output capability.


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