I am purchasing Onkyo 818 but I'd like to do 9.1. As I understand, I need to buy an amp for that. I also want buttshakers. I believe I need an amp for that too. Questions :-
1) Can I drive both with the same amp? How many channels will I need?
2) Can I use an old el-cheapo receiver instead of that amp? Can this receiver drive both extra two speakers and buttshakers?
3) Which one of above is the better option.
I really want 9.1 (Audyssey DSX setup) but I had my heart set on Onkyo 818. Since I need an amp / receiver for buttshakers anyway, I think I should be okay with an 818 (which is a 7.2 receiver). Not being very technical, I am trying to figure out if I am missing anything.
Building a budget HT that will look and perform anything but budget.