My brother-in-law, Brian, had a HK AVR 325 that was stolen a few months ago from his vacation home. I am considering replacing it for him as a returned favor. I thought I'd run a few questions past this forum first. He has a multi-room system, which I am not too familiar with. Each room has it's own volume control on the wall. I frankly find the multi-room benefit questionable at best. Not too often that I want to listen to CDs in one room and DVD surround in another. Do I need to replace his system with a multi-room box or could I just hook up the multi-speakers to an amp with speakers a/b? Come to think of it, I'm not even sure they make a/b speaker switches anymore... Maybe I have no other option... I can't help but think he got sold more of a system than he really needs. He is not an audiophile, but he does have money. For comparison his TV is a $300 Magnavox with component input only.