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I'm new to the a/v scene- want a 5.1 hometheater zone, and 2 separate audio zones(living room, outdoor area) so that all 3 can play different sources simultaneously. Looking at Onkyo 717/818 or Denon 3312. What recievers do you recommend? or should I just concede the 2 audio zones and run both as 1? If so can the reciever power all four speakers on the second zone? Thanks for time/help.
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You may want to look into the "official" threads here in the receiver section for those particular models. Most people subscribe to those particular threads that pertain to their models.

But the Denon 3312 looks nice.
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I'm new to the a/v scene- want a 5.1 hometheater zone, and 2 separate audio zones(living room, outdoor area) so that all 3 can play different sources simultaneously. Looking at Onkyo 717/818 or Denon 3312. What recievers do you recommend? or should I just concede the 2 audio zones and run both as 1? If so can the reciever power all four speakers on the second zone? Thanks for time/help.

If you don't want to deal with external amps, you'll need a receiver with three powered zones. The only receivers I'm aware of that support this are the Denon 4311/4520, Onkyo 3010/5010, Yamaha 2010/2020, and Yamaha 3010/3020. I don't follow Pioneer receivers very closely, but I image their top of the line Elite receivers support this as well. These are all considered "flagship" receivers for their respective brands, so none of them are cheap.

I personally own the Yamaha 3010, and I would highly recommend it. I have 5.1 main zone, two channel in the garage, and two channel for the outdoor patio. I believe I can also do 7.1 in the main zone if all three zones aren't in use at the same time, but I haven't tried that yet.

The Denon 4311 is also a good option.
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The Harmon-Kardon AVR 3650.
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The Harmon-Kardon AVR 3650.

The HK AVR 3650 is only a 2 zone receiver.


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