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I assumed the reason you would be using a reciever was because someone had one available for the task at hand.... I didn't realize you were planning on going out and BUYing one for this application. For that sort of application your money is better spent on a sound reinforcement amplifier or a simpler integrated amp. You'll get more amp for your money and you won't be paying for unnecessary extras like dolby processing and a dozen inputs and HDMI and all that stuff you don't really need here.

For about the same money as that Yamaha that would be considered by most to be typical home theatre budget rubbish, you can own a very highly regarded sound reinforcement amp from Crown.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=245-500

The Crown will be better for this application as it is simpler to use, more professional looking, arguably more durable and certainly more portable. The rack mount flanges will also allow you to do a cleaner install at some point down the road.

Just wire up multiple speakers in series/parallel whatever fancies you and it will work fine. If you use 6 speakers, just set up sets of 3 in either series or parallel. 3 speakers per channel of the amp. (do series wiring if they are 4 ohm or less speakers).

As far as the type of speakers are concerned... If it's an option, in-wall speakers would be the most professional looking, however, there are also decent bracket-mount speakers out there that can mount to walls/ceilings etc. I don't know what the budget is here but 3 sets of these: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-372 might work pretty well for you. Also. Don't forget about full range car audio speakers. You can mount them to a baffle plate and then wall mount them: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=269-184 For $150 you could have 6 of those, but you'd have to do some work building the wall mount baffles for them.

Out of curiosity how tall and wide is the hallway, and what are you mounting options for speaker placement?

Eric
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I assumed the reason you would be using a reciever was because someone had one available for the task at hand.... I didn't realize you were planning on going out and BUYing one for this application. For that sort of application your money is better spent on a sound reinforcement amplifier or a simpler integrated amp. You'll get more amp for your money and you won't be paying for unnecessary extras like dolby processing and a dozen inputs and HDMI and all that stuff you don't really need here.
For about the same money as that Yamaha that would be considered by most to be typical home theatre budget rubbish, you can own a very highly regarded sound reinforcement amp from Crown.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=245-500
The Crown will be better for this application as it is simpler to use, more professional looking, arguably more durable and certainly more portable. The rack mount flanges will also allow you to do a cleaner install at some point down the road.
Just wire up multiple speakers in series/parallel whatever fancies you and it will work fine. If you use 6 speakers, just set up sets of 3 in either series or parallel. 3 speakers per channel of the amp. (do series wiring if they are 4 ohm or less speakers).
As far as the type of speakers are concerned... If it's an option, in-wall speakers would be the most professional looking, however, there are also decent bracket-mount speakers out there that can mount to walls/ceilings etc. I don't know what the budget is here but 3 sets of these: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-372 might work pretty well for you. Also. Don't forget about full range car audio speakers. You can mount them to a baffle plate and then wall mount them: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=269-184 For $150 you could have 6 of those, but you'd have to do some work building the wall mount baffles for them.
Out of curiosity how tall and wide is the hallway, and what are you mounting options for speaker placement?
Eric

The hallway is about 130 fts long and 10 fts wide, i chose the receiver over an amp because we don't need that much of horse power, it's just ambientation sound, also my lack of knowledge in this area, we just need something simple. The boss is about to buy the material, lets see how it goes.
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I think i will reduce the distance between the speakers and receiver, maybe 80 fts to reduce the heat.
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Heat? You don't need to worry about heat.
     
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Unless you live in a 3rd world country with crap for mains power and are doing an install for a drug lord (harsh consequences for failure) I can see no reason to waste a dime on this "regulator."
I still don't understand what you mean by "tapes?" Do you mean "taps?"
Installation over long distances is generally performed with higher resistance speakers in order to reduce the effects of wire resistance. In your case, just use the level adjust on the receiver to modify the levels on the furthest speakers to make up for the losses.
What gage wire do you have and what is the impedance rating of the speakers?

AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAahahhahAHHAHAhahahahha sorry i laughed especially when he replied that he did live in a 3rd world country.
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One other question: what kind of company asks a person with no audio knowledge to wire up a sound system? And why do you have Best Buy's there?
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One other question: what kind of company asks a person with no audio knowledge to wire up a sound system? And why do you have Best Buy's there?

1.- They don't want a super luxurious sound system, just want to give some christmas/hollidays songs on the background, maybe when holliday's ends they won't use it till next year. Also i like to install this kind of stuff and will enjoy it once is finished.
2.- I live 5 miles from the border with USA, so we can go to bestbuy easily.(We will cross legally, LOL).
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AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAahahhahAHHAHAhahahahha sorry i laughed especially when he replied that he did live in a 3rd world country.

LOL this is getting out of context.
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I will update when the job's done.
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