As an interim solution, I want to use an old but good Yamaha stereo receiver just to drive floor standing Paradigms for stereo music only. This is instead of an A/B speaker switch like older receivers. This would reside in the same room and TV stand/cabinet as the Denon.
From what I have read so far from this and batpig's excellent website, I should be able to use the 1713 zone 2 connects to the Yamy amp. Does this mean I can direct Airplay, or usb connected iPod or BlueRay played cds using the Denon that way?