I have 5 rooms that I would like to be able to play pandora, AM/FM, iPad dock etc. I realize all five listening areas will be hearing the same thing if I use a 7.1 receiver and that is ok.
I will install 3 speakers in main listening area and 1 speaker in the remaining 4 rooms. I am looking at a refurbished Denon AVR-1712 from accessories 4 less. I will install line level volume controls in each room and leave the receiver volume at approximately 3/4.
My question is, can this receiver or any other 7.1 receiver play a mono signal across all 7 speakers so that the same audio is heard in all rooms.
I am trying to do this as cheap as possible so any other solutions to this will be greatly appreciated.