What I have is a private function room in a restaurant that I need some help with. Our other room has twelve jbl control 25s and is a 70v setup. Works great for background.
The new room has five jbl control 28 speakers. They are 8ohm. I have an emotiva x series 5 channel amp. And the receiver is a marantz sr8001. Cannot for the life of me figure out how to run the five speakers in stereo or analog.... The reciever has pre outs on the back and only two out of the eight actually send out a signal to amp. I just want the pre outs to send a stereo signal or analog. Not sure if this is possible. If not what do you recommend? My friend has an av8003 preamp for sale he wants $500 for it??? Would that work / work better ? I find marantz is extremely difficult to figure out the manual and setups.
Also looking into a projector setup that will hook up into the marantz. budget on the projector is about 5k with screen.
DVD player we also already have its the marantz ud7006
Any help would greatly be appreciated.