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switching between a/b speakers for kitchen/outside

Posted by michael_v (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 24, 09 at 22:59

Hi all,

I am installing speakers in kitchen and backyard, and am going to get a logitech squeezebox and small amp to play music off my computer.

Does anyone know of a small amp that I could buy that would include A/B speaker switch so I could play either kitchen or outside or both together? I've been looking at things like http://bit.ly/2Pua8Q but haven't found anything with inputs for 2 sets of speakers.

I do not need a lot of power, this will be more for background music. My stereo receiver has A/B switch (in another part of house) but I'd like something smaller for a kitchen cabinet.

thanks for any tips!

- Michael

Here is a link that might be useful: Example of Pyle mini amp (but for only 2 speakers)


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RE: switching between a/b speakers for kitchen/outside

I did find this article talking about a $20 a/b switch box from radio shack (to play one area at a time), or it suggests getting a higher end dual zone receiver, but I'm hoping to find something in between.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04086/291428-96.stm

Here is a link that might be useful: Multimedia Answers: Speaker selector can solve two-room challenge


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RE: switching between a/b speakers for kitchen/outside

I figured it out... here's what I bought to solve the problem:

Monster Cable SS4 Multi-Speaker Selector
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004Y3UX/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

Pyle Home PCA2 Mini 2 x 40-Watt Stereo Power Amplifier
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B001P2VV50/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A2R3C9EKLQ57PZ&v=glance

Logitech Squeezebox Duet WiFi Internet Radio
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0013IWYHU/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

Also here are the speakers I picked:

indoor:
Polk Audio RC80i 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair, White)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006BMQT/ref=s9_sims_co_s0_p23_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=1Z5R67TJ7MPMTF7356AQ&pf_rd_t=3201&pf_rd_p=493495311&pf_rd_i=typ01

outdoor:
Polk Audio Atrium 45 All-Weather Speakers (Pair, Black)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006I5O0/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A1J7WSBJHTGUFA&v=glance


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