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Denon AVR 3313CI or something better?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by nycguy718, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. nycguy718

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    Hey all so I am new to the forum and I want to setup multi zone system where i can have my 5.1 in living room and maybe 2 other zones.

    I found that the Denon AVR 3313CI will let me do this and had Airplay as well. I was looking to pair this with the Definitive Technology ProCimema 1000 system? Is there anything else I would need like amps etc? I plan on running speaker wires to all rooms.

    Is there a better and cheaper Receiver that has similar features like the Denon?
     
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    What "features" brought you to the 3313?Is your "other zone" going to be via a speaker switch...or do you want separate amplification for each?
     
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    hey Schan... mostly the 3 zones total, airplay and wireless. I ma new to all this so I am not sure how the multizone stuff works. I was hoping I could get some asisstance with that. I was under assumption I could choose wich room I want to play from remote and play itunes for example which my wife watches something in livingroom using the 5.1 system?
     
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    That is exactly what multi-zone does.Since it is 7 channels, you'll need another stereo amp for one of the zones. Or just go straight to a 4 channel amp meant for zone use(yes amp exist exactly for that...and you would look for a "4 channel multi zone amp". Yes, it is that obvious).
     
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    any recommendations on 4 channel multi zone amp? is there anyhting else I need to know? you said something about a speaker switch? I would like it to work seamless without having to hit any switches. Yes I can choose on control or iphoen app what zone I would like to play..
     
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    All that is automated in the Denon.Zone amps are rated anywhere from 15wpc to 80wpc.Do you want one with a matrix ability?(meaning you can fire up zone 1 and send it to both locations without having to use both zone 2 and 3 at the same time?. Not sure if the 3313 allows zone 2 and 3 to use the same source)
     
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    I meant fire up zone 2...and feed it to both 2 and 3.
     
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    yes and yes. I checked with Denon and they said all I need to do is either setup a 5.1 in main living room and 1 speaker in both bedrooms or get the amp and setup 5.1 living room with 2 on each room with amp.
     
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    Exactly...cause you have to go from 7 channels to 9.
     
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    And, If you ever do 7.1 in the main room, add another 2 channels of amp for 11 channels.
     
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    thanks will do. so any recommendations on the amp and is the receiver i choose good or is there better for similar price?
     
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    Denon and Yamaha are the only two with App content multi-zone.(requires digital input to the zones...there aren't many that do that...yet).

    I would recommend 4 channels of outboard amp from the start...mainly because the 3313 has Aud DSX and DPL IIz.(and you get to set this up once...instead of twice)

    The one thing I forget about the 3313 is if the 12v work for "zone control"...

    If they don't...
    http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381268582&sr=1-3&keywords=4+channel+amplifier+home

    If they do...
    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-M-5010-2-Channel-Amplifier-Black/dp/B00A8EIO2E/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381268820&sr=1-20&keywords=12+v+trigger+amp (there are less expensive amps with 12v trigger but now you know what 12v trigger is for)
     

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