I posted over in the speaker forum with not a whole lot of help with the pairing. Right now I'm leaning towards the Wharfedale Diamond 10.2 L/R speakers ( 6 ohms / 86dB ). I have read, somewhere in here, that Wharfedale speakers need more power. I have no Idea how much, especially if I add a center and sub later on.
I'm considering the Denon 1713 or 2113ci receiver. All I'll ever want in my entertainment room is 5:1. However, outside in a large patio I would like a second zone. I'm assuming, from how I understood it, the 1713 gives me the zone 2 but would need another amp and volume controller? And with the 2113ci I could power and control the volume to the same zone 2 from the same receiver? Is this correct? About $200 difference, but I thought the extra amp and controller would probably cost at least that much, correct?
Being a total novice, I'm not set on any particular brand, but from what I've read, it seems Audyssey would be a great help, to me, setting up the speakers. Also, would like to control the system with an ipad. So, would either of those receivers power the wharfedales 10.2, a center, and a sub ( added later on )?