Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mulgrave, Melbourne
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I have gone through the Amp set up a few times. At this stage I am ONLY using the Amp for Audio purposes in 2 separate zones, although at some stage during this year I will finish my AV room and set up speakers and a TV connected to it as the main zone (I will deal with that when I get to it)
I have 4 Audio speakers in my living room ceiling (2 Left / 2 right) and 4 ceiling speakers in my Alfresco area (2 Left / 2 Right). when going through the set up, I notice the only option in enabling multi-zone is to have the main zone set to 5.1 and Zone 2 set to 2.0
#1 - is that correct?
#2 - If not how do I set up to have Multi Zone with both zones set to 2.0?
Ideally, for the moment, I want to play different audio sources to either zone. i.e. FM player in Zone 1 and iPod to Zone 2. All I can currently do is play any source (CD, FM, iPod/iPhone, USB etc) to Zone 1 and ONLY FM/Internet Radio/Adapter to Zone 2. I can't stream a connected device over WiFi to Zone 2. I want to be able to do this.
#3 - if Zone 2 is set to 2.0, can I stream over WiFi to it?
This is important to me as when the TV comes along, I intend to run the AV room as Zone 1 (5.1, or even 7.2), and the Living Room AND Alfresco as Zone 2. I will absolutely NEED to be able to send streamed audio, or different audio sources into Zone 2. I will split the Zone 2 speaker outputs with a manual switch box from which the 2 sets of 4 ceiling speakers will be separated. This "should" effectively give me 3 zones with Zone 2 on a manual switch.
#4 - Does this sound feasible with the VSX-1122 K or am I dreaming?
I sincerely hope I haven't done my cash by picking the wrong amp for this purpose
#5 - Would I be better getting a 2nd amp to manage the 2 Audio Zones and leave the VSX-1122 K for the 7.2 Home Theatre duties?
I want to be able to remotely control whatever the Amp is, via a Smart Phone app (currently can using the iControlAV 2012 app on both an old iPhone 4 which is simless and a Samsung Galaxy S5). Wife may shoot me...