How to add another set of speakers to a traditional 2 channel set up.

I'm moving into a new house and need 3 sets of speakers.  I'm currently running a pair of tekton lores, a pair of cambridge audio bookshelves, and a SVS 12 in subwoofer being powered by a Rotel RX 1052 which has a tradional on board A and B speaker selector.  My challenge is for my new living situation I want to add another set of speakers for the patio but still run everything through the Rotel.  I know there are speaker selectors but that seems like it could compromise sound quality.  I'm looking for a solution that won't compromise sound quality and keep all speakers sounding clean and together.  Let me know of best ideas.  Thanks

Showing 1 response by russ69

You can run 2 pairs of speakers if the speakers don't go below 4 ohms. Hooking up a 3rd pair might make the impedance too low for the amp to handle, when wired in parallel. You can hook up a third pair in series but you might run out of power to drive the loudspeakers properly. Or you can add a stereo amp and drive it from the Rotel.