My plans are to connect a speaker selector to my Yamaha receiver in the
Family Room. Supposedly this will send the audio to the speakers through out my house. When this connection is done or turned on, does the 6.1 speaker system for the family room cut out? Do I need to connect the family room speakers to the selector in order for them to work or will they stay a separate system just connected to the receiver?
I hope this makes sense. I am just trying to figure out how all this works. We had our new house wired for this, but wanted to DIY to save money. Mesa wanted over $10K to do our media room alone. That may not sound like much to some of you, but it is more than I can afford or justify.
Also, do speaker selectors amplify the sound or do I need an amp between the receiver and the selector? I didn't think I needed an amp (other than the receiver), but the more I read, the more confused I get. FYI, the sub will be self-powered, and each room, with a pair of ceiling speakers connected to the selector, will have its own volume control.
Thanks for your help.