As Spring is around the corner (3-4 months), and given the fact that I love to spend time outdoors, I'm looking into setting up a distributed (70.7V) audio system with some TIC outdoor garden speakers, patio/rock speakers around the rear porch, and wall-mounted speakers for the entryway which has some shrubs to cover the area. For those who have seen the setup in person, you know which areas I am trying to cover with sound.
Right now I have two Polk speakers connected to an amplifier, which is being fed from the Zone 2 outputs of the Onkyo AVR. So it goes like this: Onkyo AVR --> 2ch Amplifier --> Backyard Polk speakers.
But as the need for speakers increases, it would be impractical to install an amp for every pair of speakers (front yard, back yard, side yard, patio speakers, front porch speakers, etc.) As a result a 70.7V audio system like those used at Disney World or Six Flags is what I am looking for. The amp I am considering is the following:
For speakers, since I already have outdoor speakers in the back, I was thinking of going with the TIC garden / underground speakers for the grass areas and some more Polks mounted to the house where there are shrubs. I would also like to have the pathway to the house lit at night. In total, there will be maybe 10 TIC "planter" speakers, 2 for the porch, maybe 6-10 around the yard and some Polks mounted to the house for the side yard. Then some additional rock speakers for the areas where they can blend easily. What is the best way to accomplish this?