The integra line of receivers like DTR-7.6 have individual preouts and individual dvd inputs.
The newer DTR 80.4 can drive two home theatre rooms. I want to do that on the cheap with my two DTR-7.6 Receivers - They support individual preouts as wells individual inputs on DVD.
Currenty I have been using one Integra DTR-7.6 to drive a home theatre and a second room using the preouts for zone 2 to Hafler Amp and a powered subwoofer.
So, just add my other DTR-7.6 to the preouts of the first DTR-7.6 connecting to the second DTR-7.6 DVD inputs
With that addition, I no longer have the zone2 limitation - do what I want in the second room.
I want to retain the ability to have one source driving music in both rooms as well as the ability for each room to have it's own input - just like i do now with one receiver.
Using the single receiver I could take the main room source and also play it in zone2 but not the other way around.
WIth this setup I can drive both rooms from either if I want to cable it up that way. (and if I want I think I can make a nice feedback loop and create a big headache)
Are we having fun yet? Any suggestions? It did occur to me to split or T the source into each receiver rather than gang them together, think it just adds a stage without benefit.