Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and new to Sonos in general. I have read through some of the postings here and on other sites about the best way to connect outdoor speakers. The info has been mixed, so I was hoping to get an expert opinion on what I want to accomplish. I'll do my best to describe it. We just installed a swimming pool and need speakers. I would like to get two Klipsch AWR-650-SM rock speakers that would be out by the pool. The wire runs would be approximately 65' to one, and 135' to the other (I'm using 12AWG 4 conductor wire). The rock speakers would be placed across the pool from each other, approximately 35' apart. Then we will have two on-wall speakers at the patio by the house (not sure which ones yet, they would be about 35' from the rock speakers).
We would like to have two outdoor zones, but do not need them to play different sources, just the ability to turn off the rock speakers and use the patio speakers, or both at the same time.
My question is - do I go with a Sonos Connect Amp with a speaker selector to have two zones and will the Connect Amp be powerful enough to run both sets of speakers? Or would it be better to go with a Sonos Connect wired to a more powerful amplifier that has an A/B selector for the speakers? Ideally I would go with two Sonos Connect Amps but I cannot afford to go that route.
I hope I explained it good enough. Thanks for taking the time to read.