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Need help choosing 3 room receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by carrwash13, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. carrwash13

    carrwash13 New User

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    Hi, I am building a new house and they have pre-wired 3 speakers for sound. Next step is buying a receeiver but I am quite the newb and seem to be getting different answers depending on where I go.

    Setup w/ Amp in the living room:
    Living Room = 4 in wall speakers
    Garage = 2 in wall speakers
    Outdoor = 2 regular speakers

    Really only need two different sources. I.E. If I am in the living room I am fine with the same source playing outside. However, I would like the option to play a different source in the garage.

    Is there a particular receiver you would recommend for this? I will only be playing music over it at this time. Would like to stay in the $500-$600 range if possible.

    Pioneer (VSX-1123-K) had one at best buy that said it would work for up to 3 rooms.

    Thanks!
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Any 2 zone AVR will do what you ask.

    More important...what are the sources?

    AM/FM?
    Spotify/Mog/Aupeo?
    CD?
    Directv "radio"?
    Ipod/Iphone/Droid?
     
  3. carrwash13

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    Main source will be Ipod / Ipad. Any recommendations on a good 2 zone reciever? I said $500 but honestly I will not be blaring music so I am not too worried about getting the best sound possible. Just something that will do a decent job.

    Also, how will it work? Will I just hook my 4 indoor living room speakers and 2 outdoor speakers up to zone 1 and then have zone 2 be my garage (since I want a seperate source to listen music while my wife is in the kitchen)
     
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    You'll need a speaker switch($20) to have either room on or off.Most AVR in that price range, the zone 2 is analog. Meaning, it uses the red/white.And yes, "How will it work?".(as in you answered your own question)It is that obvious.
     

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