I'm struggling with my choice of new receiver and looking at this model. One of the more important issues for me is zone 2 operation.
Specifically, I want to be able to run music from an iphone via AirPlay in two different zone 2 locations. Looking at Yamaha's options, like the 675 and 775, Yamaha specifically states that the powered terminals and pre-outs can be used simultaneously which means I could use powered speakers on my outside deck and send the pre-outs to a bedroom where I could use some simple powered speakers.
Looking at Pioneer's receivers, I don't know if it also run both the powered terminals and pre-amps simultaneously or if the pre-amps would be disabled when the powered terminals are in use.
Does anyone know?
I thought it might not matter with the 1222 because it's got zone 3 pre-outs, but, according to the manual, zone 3 doesn't handle network inputs, only traditional analog audio inputs.