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post #1 of 5 Old 08-15-2011, 06:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I'm pretty much a n00b with this stuff, and have a question. I apologize if it's a dumb question...

I currently have a 5.1 system in my TV room. I'm using an Onkyo receiver. I recently remodeled my kitchen and installed some recessed speakers in the ceiling. I wanted to run my 5.1 as I always did in the TV room, and also power the two speakers I installed in the kitchen in stereo (same sound source). When I try this with my Onkyo, the 5.1 drops to 2.1. A friend is selling a Denon AVR-3806. I want to know if I can maintain the 5.1 in the TV room, and runs a stereo signal to the kitchen with this receiver. Any info would be *greatly* appreciated!

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Yes, the 3806 can be set up so you use the Surr Back speaker posts as either Front B to play the same source being played in the main zone or as Zone 2 for an independent (non-HDMI) source, although I wouldn't pay more than about $300 for it as there are newer models that would provide better audio quality for not much more than that.

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Thank you! I'm actually looking at getting it for $200 shipped. Seems very worth it to me, based on the reviews I've read. What do you think?
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Yes, that's a fair price, although note that if your Onkyo has Zone 2 preouts, then you could also just get a used 2CH amp (~$50) and connect the kitchen speakers to that instead.

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Thanks. I've been wanting an upgrade for a while. The Onkyo is older and entry level. I don't have the funds to really go crazy, so I see the Denon as a good alternative.
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