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Help Me Find a 2 Zone A/V Receiver

pswams 25 11 July 28, 2016 at 07:57 AM
Hey all,

I am trying to find a deal on a 2 zone a/v receiver. This will be my main a/v receiver. I am looking to hook up my living room set and my outdoor speakers (hence the second zone).

I am looking to spend between $175-$265. Looking for HDCP 2.2 and 4K. Thanks in advance for the help!

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A 2 zone receiver allows 2 different sources to play in 2 different locations at the same time. I think you just need a 2nd set of speakers for the outdoors. If that is the case, most receivers have a "b" set of speakers that you could use instead. I have 3 different receivers with multi-zone and have yet to need or use this functionality.
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A 2 zone receiver allows 2 different sources to play in 2 different locations at the same time. I think you just need a 2nd set of speakers for the outdoors. If that is the case, most receivers have a "b" set of speakers that you could use instead. I have 3 different receivers with multi-zone and have yet to need or use this functionality.
So, I do have a pair of outdoor speakers. I do not know what you mean by a "b" set. Would I hook them up into the surround rear inputs on a 7.1 receiver and be only able to play 5.1 in my living room?
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So, I do have a pair of outdoor speakers. I do not know what you mean by a "b" set. Would I hook them up into the surround rear inputs on a 7.1 receiver and be only able to play 5.1 in my living room?
This is correct if your amp has assignable channels. You would (typically) re-assign the surrounds to be "B" channel (same as the front right and left "A" channel) and then get 5.1 out of your 7.1 system. You also may have a set of "B" terminals on the back of your system in which case you don't lose the surround channel.
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Any receivers you recommend?
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Any receivers you recommend?
Your price range is tough. I have 2 Harmon Kardons and a Marantz, around $750 each. For your budget, look at Sony or Pioneer.
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2.2 and a zone 2 function 7.1 not gonna happen at that price until possibly black friday unless you go with a super budget brand.
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What do you guys think of this as a refurb option?

http://www.accessories4less.com/m...ver/1.html
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What do you guys think of this as a refurb option?

http://www.accessories4less.com/m...ver/1.html
Nothing wrong with a factory refurb, they are as good as new. Onkyo is fine - on par with Pioneer and Sony.

FYI: That is only $399 new.

https://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-N...s=TX-NR646
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