Receiver w/ 2 zone capability

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  1. Andrew Pezzo

    Andrew Pezzo Second Unit

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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.
     
  2. Scott Falkler

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    The 1803 will work for him, and it's cheap.
     
  3. 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?
     
  4. BrianWoerndle

    BrianWoerndle Supporting Actor

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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.
     
  5. MattD

    MattD Stunt Coordinator

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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
     
  6. 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)
     
  7. CurtisC

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    Denon 3802,about 600.00,how could you go wrong?
     
  8. RobCar

    RobCar Stunt Coordinator

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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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