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    Senior Member TrippleJ's Avatar
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    9.1 Receiver

    Hi guys,

    Need some advise.

    A friend of mine just moved into a new used house. The previous owner had 7 in ceiling speakers installed in the main tv room and 2 speakers in the outside patio area in the backyard. My friend purchased a Samsung 4K 65 inch tv and currently he doesn't have a receiver so he is only using sound from the TV.

    He is going to wait for Thanksgiving/black Friday/Xmas shopping sales..

    In the meantime, is there a receiver available at a $1,000 range that will accommodate all 9 speakers or should he get one 7.1 receiver and another 2.1 receiver..

    All of the speaker wires, etc. are still there for the speakers and all in one location. I suspect the previous owner most likely had only one receiver to control all the speakers (indoors and outdoors).

    Any thoughts?
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    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

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    A lot of the AVRs released in the past year can utilize 9+ channels, especially the Atmos-ready ones. 7.1 is becoming a rarity, and only the most basic AVRs are 5.1 anymore.

    However, it sounds like he needs one with a second Zone option, if there are two speakers outside. Again, most modern AVRs have a Zone Two, but many of them are not powered, meaning he might need a stereo amp for outside.

    I've never used the second zone on any piece that I have owned, so maybe someone else can assist with a specific model. A few of them can actually power the second zone, under certain conditions.

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    Thanks Tracy,

    I suspect one zone maybe enough and 9.1 receiver is what is needed. Any recommendations?
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    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

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    From my understanding, having only one zone assumes all the speakers are in the same room. In your friend's case, two are in the patio area.

    I think the second zone will be needed. I suppose you could manually set up the two speakers on a 9 or 11 channel AVR without that feature. However, anytime audio was being played in one area, the same audio would be going to the second, unless a volume control was installed for the outdoor speakers. I would imagine there would be times where your buddy might want to watch TV without having the outdoor speakers playing, and vise versa.

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    yeah, that is true. so most likely two zones if available..

    Let's see if anybody knows of a 9.1 system with two zones.

    Quick search in google got me the below.

    Pioneer SC-57 9.1 Channel Elite A/V Receiver with 3 zone - $2,100
    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...eceivers/SC-57

    Onkyo TX-NR929 9.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver with 2 zone - $1,399
    http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/mod...class=Receiver

    Denon AVRX6200W 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - $1,299.00
    https://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVRX620...dp_ob_title_ce


    Yamaha RX-A2050 9.2 channel MusicCast AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with 2 zone- $1,299.95
    https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-A20...p_ob_title_def
    Last edited by TrippleJ; 10-03-2016 at 06:23 PM.
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    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

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    Can you get into a Marantz...

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    Looks like the below is the best bet for Marantz.


    Marantz SR7010 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Surround Receiver with Bluetooth & Wi-Fi -$1,199.00

    https://www.amazon.com/Marantz-SR7010-Surround-Receiver-Bluetooth/dp/B014MWT9YY/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
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    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

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    I like Marantz a lot. I would check them and Denon and see who has the better deal on what he needs.

    I know that David has given favorable reviews on some later Yamaha AVRs as well.

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    On the Amazon website, there are a lot of negative reviews of the marantz...
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    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrippleJ View Post
    On the Amazon website, there are a lot of negative reviews of the marantz...
    That's surprising, I've always read positive reviews of Marantz AVRs. I wonder if it's an issue with this particular model.

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