Chances are that you own a set of wireless speakers. You may now be looking to expand your music system to cover your whole house. However, after reviewing some of the available options for multi-room music distribution you may be wondering how your current speakers are going to integrate into your whole-house system. certainly it would be a waste to trash your speakers. In this article, I will look into whether or not it is possible to continue using your old set of speakers as you are expanding the scope of your system.
Most available music systems are fairly modular. You can purchase the transmitters (also sometimes called zone bridge) as well as the wireless receivers (also called zone players) and wireless amplifiers. Some manufacturers also offer wireless indoor and outdoor speakers which integrate with their products. The bad news is that these types of wireless speakers are tuned to the same wireless protocol as the whole system. As such your current wireless speakers won’t be able to pick up the signal. Therefore you’ll still need to use your current transmitter in parallel with your music system.
However, there is a way to be able to integrate your speaker as an audio zone. Simply connect the speaker transmitter to a zone player. The zone player will manage the zone functionality.