I have a friend who is looking for me to upgrade their home audio system. I need a reco on the best tuner to get for the situation.
It's smallish home; one level. There is a living room with kitchen on one side and the bedroom on the other with bath. There are 2 speakers in the kitchen, two in the bedroom, two in the bathroom, and 2 speakers 1 soundbar and a sub in the living room.
It looks like he has Sonance Totem speakers (I'm guessing as there is a strange "dial" connected [see pic] that says "Sonance" on it).
He also has a Incus ss-8 zone-splitter/speaker selector to select which rooms' speakers are on.
I was looking at something like the Pioneer VSX-1021-K. He isn't very tech saavy and would like the easiest setup possible. Money isn't an issue however, it's a small area and don't need the most expensive, elite receiver out there. I like the idea that with AirPlay he would control his music from his ipad or iphone. It would be ideal it, however, there were also a way to control the zones from the ipad/iphone too.
He wishes there was a way to press 1 button to do what he wants. I know this is doable through Logitech remotes, but it'd be a plus if there was an actual button (he's old school like that).
Here's what's there now (save speakers):
- Tuner - Onkyo T401
- Amp - Onkyo Integra Amplifier - A809
- Receiver - Sony STR-DG820
- CD - Onkyo DX C220
- DVD - Sony DVP NS300
- TV - Panasonic LCD
Given the above, if it were you, what would you do?
p.s. I'd be happy to follow-up and/or post pics/progress if people care.