I want to put 5.1ch surround in my family room, 2 speakers in the next room which is the sun room and 2 speakers in the patio. My goal is to play music in all 3 rooms all together and to be able to use a volume control in each room. I live in chicago so the patio only gets used for 3 months. Would 2 additional speakers in the family room or could I use the ones for the 5.1? Also the purpose is just to play music in the other 2 rooms, I dont want whatever I'm watching tv to play in all 3 rooms.
The other requirement would be to use my ipad/iphone/ipod to wirelessly stream music to the reciever via airplay or something like that. Do recievers have apps that let you control them thru phones or ipads?
I basically need the same setup in the master bedroom/bathroom. 5.1ch in the bedroom and 2 additional speakers in the bathroom with volume control and the ability to stream music to the reciever.
So to have my family room be 5.1ch and the sunroom and the patio become a seperate zone, do I need a 2 zone reciever or 3? I dont mind the sunroom and patio playing the same music, but would want a volume control each of them.
So I'm basically asking do I need the Denon Avr-1912 or the AVR-3312CI
Either that, or two separate units. A 5.1 or 7.1 to serve the family room, and a 2 channel to serve the other two. Costs go up with the multi-zone units, but cuts down on having to do creative solutions to serve sources, etc.