Looking for guidance on zone 2 and 3 setup.
I plan to use my new TX-NR717 (7.2) as my pre-amp and my old TX-SR605 (5.1) as the amplifier for zones 2 and 3. The 717 has pre-amp outs for zones 2 and 3 as well as a powered zone 2. The 605 has a powered zone 2.
I’d like to have as much flexibility in source selection by zone a s possible. I am running 5.1 in the main room using the 717, but would like to leave the remaining 2 channels free in case I decide to expand later to 7.1.
What I was planning to do is zone 2 pre-amp out from the 717 into an analog input on the 605 (maybe CD). Then use the powered zone 2 on the 605 to power zone 2 speakers. For zone 3 speakers, I planned to use the front (R & L) channels on the 605.
Is there a better way to hook this up using a three zone set up with these two amplifiers?
I appreciate your expertise. Thanks