The 10 Best Multi Zone Amplifiers
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2017. A whole-home audio system is great for playing music throughout your entire house from one centralized location. But there are plenty of situations where you may want the volume to vary from room to room. With these multi-zone amplifiers, you can adjust the sound in different areas or control a theater setup all from one device. They're also useful for businesses, like restaurants and stores. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best multi zone amplifier on Amazon.
Current Audio D-Force The Current Audio D-Force is designed with two power modes, allowing you to switch from 110 to 220 volts. It offers impressive multi-stage protection: the internal circuitry of each zone is programmed to shut down on its own if it experiences a short, while all unaffected channels will remain operational. currentaudio.com
Channel Vision A1260 Whether you’re a commercial gym operator, a retail business manager, or simply a homeowner with a passion for quality audio, this selection should provide the power and reliable performance to satisfy your needs. It’s also available as a rack-mount model, and it’s backed by a one-year warranty. channelvision.com
May 16, 2019:
Noticed that the Emotiva A-800 was not currently available, so we had to take it off the list. Upon review, we decided to remove a few additional items from the list, including the Russound P75 (several instances of units dying within a few months) and the Pyle 6-Channel (users noted its low quality, with multiple reports of overheating and even one detailing significant smoking, creating a fire hazard).
To replace the eliminated items, we added some high-quality options. For a whole-house system with 12 channels and six zones, the Dayton Audio MA1260 seems to be an excellent value. It produces crisp sound and plenty of volume, and users appreciate that it doesn’t generate much heat.
The Sonos Connect is a nice, modern addition that allows you to wirelessly stream from audio platforms like Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music to rooms all over your house. Its ease of use is a huge selling point — you can control the zone, source, volume, and even per-room settings from your smartphone. We also added the OSD Audio PAM245 — a versatile choice, as it allows you to choose from three different versions and comes with a remote control. Users find its simple setup process helpful as well.