I am about to purchase my first Sonos components for a new house. Over time, I intend to own multiple Connect Amps to drive wired speakers throughout the house (already wired to a central location)
Eventually, there will be 6-8 pairs of speakers, and multiple Connect Amps.
But for now, the budget only allows for 1 Connect Amp.
I understand the need to match impedance, and not to exceed 2 pair, 8-ohm per Connect (most speakers will be in-ceiling, 8-Ohm, same-type, same-manufacturer)
My intent has been to manually swap the speaker wires connected to the Amp when I want to change to another set of speakers in the house, allowing me to drive 2 pair at a time.
But I'm wondering if this switch described below would work. I would still only select 2 pair of speakers at a time. But this would save the physical swapping of the wires, and it's a relatively cheap solution for now. It appears that it would also protect things should I accidentally select more than 2 pair.
I'd appreciate input from those who know the system and Connect Amp better than I.
[indent]"Spread your sounds around your home or business with this 8-Channel Speaker Selector!
This speaker selector allows you to connect up to eight stereo speaker zones. Each zone can be individually toggled on or off with the front panel switch. Built-in impedance-matching circuitry ensures that the overall impedance level to the amplifier does not drop below 5 Ohms, no matter how many speaker zones are selected or how many speakers are in each zone.
The impedance-matching protection circuitry can be disabled using a front-panel button, but this should only be done if there is another protection circuit employed or the system is carefully designed to avoid amplifier damage. The unit can handle up to 100 watts per channel with the protection circuitry enabled and up to 200 watts per channel with the protection circuit disabled."[/indent]