5 pairs of Indoor Ceiling Mounted speakers. These 5 pairs will need to be 3 zones (3 connect:amps)
1 pair of Outdoor Mounted Speakers (Understand this would require it's own Connect:Amp)
So I know the easy solution is 4 connect:amps and I am done. I have 2 pairs of speakers in garage and 2 pairs in kitchen/dining area which are open concept so that is why I only need 2 Connect AMPs for these 4 pairs of speakers.
My indoor/garage ceiling mounted speakers are Polk Audio RC80i's
My outdoor speaker is undetermined- leaning towards Bose 251 or Polk Atrium #? Will take recommendations
My question is: Should I go with 4 Connect:Amps to power/play through all of the areas mentioned above or should I go with a third party amplifier and just get 4 Connects. The difference in price is $600 ($150 extra between Connect AMP and Connect) and I figure I could put a couple hundred into a good amplifier and still save some money going this route. Any suggestions on 3rd party amplifiers which deliver enough power to all speakers. Would a bridgeable 12-channel amp work (that would give me 6 zones and I could bridge the 2 common zones -- garage and kitchen-- together?)
Best answer by Chris
A single connect:Amp will power 2 or 4 (8 ohms speakers) with plenty of power.