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Andrew Pezzo

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I am helping a friend look for a receiver this weekend and need a good starting point. He will have about $400 - $600 to spend. I just need to know what models out there can run a second set of speakers that he has on his back deck in addition to the speakers for 5.1.

I have some decent knowledge of receivers, that why I just need to know which ones can handle the second set of speakers in that price range. Unfortunately he cant afford to get what I have, a Denon AVR-3803.

Thanks.
 

ChadLB

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Does he want a/b speakers or seperate zones(meaning you can watch tv in one area and listen to a music in another?
 

BrianWoerndle

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The 1803 has multi zone, but you will need an additional amp to drive the deck speakers. The 2803 has multi-zone power-amp assignment just like the 3803, but it is a little above his price range.

It is going to be hard to find a receiver with 7 channels of amplification and the multi-zone feature in that price range.
 

MattD

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How about the Denon 1082? It is the same as the 3802 and has 7 channels of amplication. You can use the rear surrounds to power your zone 2 speakers. I just bought one for $595 + shipping.

Matt
 

Scott Falkler

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On the 1803, you can switch between "surround back" and "zone two" for the 6th channel, and use it to power the 2nd zone (80w)
 

RobCar

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Um, can't he just use the B speakers for his deck? That opens up his choices to just about every receiver on the market.
 

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