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Username: Jipiedra

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-16
Hi! I have an Onkyo reciever model TX-8555 actually working with 4 speakers (2 in speakers A and 2 in Speakers B)... Now we are planning to set up 2 more speakers outside the restaurant... And for this we would like to use zone 2... But as I have found out, we would need a amplifier for this... that should be connected to the output of "pre out zone 2". But to buy a new amplifier can cost us more than $USD350 (here in Chile).. is there a way of get this zone 2 working in a cheaper way? Thanks!
 

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Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 18230
Registered: May-04
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Not a strict rule but more a truism in audio; you get what you pay for.

Onkyo's "zone 2" operation is a good example of why this is true.

You can explore self powered speakers though such designs require a power source of some type; either a battery which needs to be recharged or changed out or access to a live AC outlet. If the AC source is not easily accessible, then you could find you're paying more to provide the power for the speaker's amplifier.

For background music levels only, you could very likely get by with a small chip amp such as this; https://www.amazon.com/M50-2x50w-Tripath-Stereo-Amplifier/dp/B006K7AT26

The Muse line of amps is sold worldwide and there are other manufacturers producing similar products that might even be less expensive. Use a search engine with "class D amplifiers" in the title.



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