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Hoping to get some suggestions/advise on my rear speaker setup "TV room" measures about 15 x 25 ft ... one side and half of the rear is open to a 30 x 40 ft room. Currently use an Onkyo AVR TX-ZR810 in a 7.1 setting with Klipsch speakers front/center/side/rear. (Rear speakers "were" linked wireless to AVR's rear speaker output.) AVR's zone 2 is linked to a Marantz 2252B with KPT904 speakers. (Got this Onkyo a month ago because it transfers HDMI inputs to zone 2.) Got the Pro KPT904's a couple of months ago and they replaced my "front" Cornwall's. So; moved my Cornwall's to the rear and then decided the wireless connection just wasn't very good Therefore, got a Yamaha CR-620 as a "rear" amp ... sounds very nice with the Cornwall's using the tuner and a temporary cd player. Of course ran wires (across my attic, etc) and used "rear" pre-outs from my AVR to the Yamaha. Barely any sound at all Learned that the "pre-out" volume is controlled by the AVR ... and not "fixed" as I thought. So, at low/medium AVR volume levels have very little rear output and I have to crank the Yamaha up to max (making the sound distorted). Even tried raising the "rear" levels by 12dB in the AVR, but still not enough volume (Plus I break my windows when I forget to change the volume as I switch to "tuner.") Playing around, I split the "zone 2" (set to fixed) signal to go to both my front Marantz amp AND (reversed) to the Yamaha. Only tried it with a couple of records, but think it sounds awesome ... and "full" volume. Guess I can reset my AVR to 5.1 and use this "4 speaker" stereo setup. But, a google search generally shows 4-speaker stereo as a very "BAD idea." Interference, waves cancelling/adding gives poor stereo sound. Well; it sounded good to me; did not hear interference in my short test. Maybe I do not get interference because I am using different amps (vs A/B from one amp) and a 40ft wire run ??????? Appreciate your inputs. Many, many thanks! Cheers, Emile