I am looking for some advice as to how best to wire my walkout finished basement. I am basically trying to create a 7.2 surround system in the theater area who's reciever could run the same or a second source to either two additional speakers at the bar and/or two additional outdoor speakers. As far as I can tell I would need a dual zone reciever with the 7.2 speaker outs and an additional preamp source out, which would then go to an external amp and then to a speaker selector, then from there to the two sets of two speakers (two bar and two outdoor).
First, is my method above the best/most cost effective way to achieve this? The additional two sets of two speakers should be able to play source 1 or 2 audio correct? Secondly, assuming this is the best way or if there is a better way could anyone give recommendations of what componenets to buy? Im looking for the best bang for the buck but am not on a very tight budget. Also, I hoping to control the whole system by ipad/iphone. I believe there are some receivers with iphone apps and also a remote speaker selector out there. Thanks in advance for all the help. I am pretty new to the home audio world so help with speaker selection/receiver compatibility would be very much appreciated too. The lower floor is already prewired with CL2 12g speaker wire. Thanks again.