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Audio from 7.1 receiver to Multi-Zone receiver at 30 feet

Just moved in and I'm trying to finish installing the A/V in my basement. The previous owner had a multi-zone receiver setup hooked up to 10 speakers (6 in the basement & 4 outside). All of the speaker wire for these speakers runs to a very small utility room in the basement. I have just installed a receiver (Samsung HT-F9730W) and TV (UN75H7150) in another area of the basement. The distance between the TV/Receiver and the utility closet (where all the speaker wire runs) is about 30 feet. I will need to add a new multi-zone receiver in order to get audio to the 10 speakers but I would like to be able to get audio (and audio control) from the receiver 30 feet away (connected to the TV). SO I would like my main 7.1 receiver to provide audio to the multi-zone receiver with a distance of 30 feet in between. I am trying to see if I have overlooked any options of running the audio between the two. I am pretty sure HDMI would work but running it through the walls would likely be a pain. WHDI is an option but based on many reviews it seems that for A/V it is unreliable. I'm not sure if this is the case for audio only or if there is even an audio only option available. I do have an excellent Asus router and I'm not sure if that would allow for an option to run audio from one receiver to another?

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Been a day and no replies. Sorry for my impatience on the question. I guess what I am really asking what ways there are to control the audio to a seperate receiver without running cable over a distance of 30 feet. I know WHDI will do it but I only read bad reviews about WHDI. However those reviews refer to audio and visual, not just audio, performance. Since both Audio and visual would be transmitted from the WHDI device I would imagine that drops and delays would still be a problem. So basically I am just wondering if there are any other methods of wireless transmitting audio to a separate receiver 30 feet away?
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What is the objective of this connection?
Connecting an AVR to an AVR is not something normally done.
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Apologies for the delayed response.

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What is the objective of this connection?
Connecting an AVR to an AVR is not something normally done.
The objective of the connection is to use the Samsung receiver (HT-9730W) as the audio source to the multi-room speakers. The receiver does not have a preamp. It does have an hdmi output. Pretty sure I could run the hdmi output of the Samsung to the input of a multi-zone receiver for audio. Similarly, I could probably run a wireless HDMI connection from the Samsung hdmi output to the multi-zone receiver. And I can also utilized ARC from the TV/Receiver for additional HDMI outputs if necessary.
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The problem you have is that your Samsung "receiver" is a HTiB unit that doesn't have any outputs. So... what would you be sending to the multi-zone unit?
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HTiB's have outputs. Would be a hard sell without an output. Does not have a preamp out which is what I am pretty sure would work best in this scenario. What a lot of HTiBs do have, and what a lot of midline receivers don't, is improved network connectivity. So I was hoping someone might know of a way to transmit audio over the network thereby avoiding having to run wire to the 2nd receiver. Pretty sure something like this will become possible over time.

For right now I am going to go ahead and run an HDMI and a Optical cable to the 2nd Receiver from the output of the first receiver. Have to get an extractor to get Optical.
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