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Been researching and still can't make up my mind. I am starting new system and I want multi room audio setup. I found 3 receivers but not sure which one is the best for what I am looking for. I am looking to do 3-4 zones with independent audio in each. So i can watch movie in main and wife can hear iphone playlist in bedroom.. I need airplay to stream from iphones and ipad etc.

 

Here is the receivers i found:

 

Denon avr-x4000

Denon dra-697 CIHD

Denon avr 3313CI

 

With these receivers what do I need to make this posible? why would you need more amps with the 697 ? sorry for noob question pretty new here.

 

for speakers i am running Definitive Technology bp8060st

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The 697 is only a stereo receiver so if you're interested in 5.1 surround audio in the main zone for movie watching it can be immediately ruled out. The 3313CI is last year's predecessor to the X4000 and features the lower version of Audyssey MultEQ XT. Either model can only do 3 independent zones as you would have to upgrade to the flagship 4520CI to get 4 independent zones.

X4000 vs 3313CI:
Pro: Network diagnostics; Input Assign (analog audio inputs); Expandable to 9CH w/external 2CH amp; MultEQ XT32, Sub EQ HT (dual subs); 11.2 main zone pre-outs; Audyssey LFC, DTS Neo:X (9.2); Audyssey DSX (9.2); HDMI Video Select (USB, Tuner, Network + CD + Phono); InstaPreview (HDMI – 2D); Zone 2 HDMI Audio (Through/PCM – PCM 2.0 to Zone 2 speaker posts/pre-outs); Optical/Coax digital PCM 2.0  Zones 2/3; All Zone Stereo (Zones 2/3); 2nd Analog Devices DSP
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thats way out of my budget. I think i will stick with the X-4000 for now. Can i get your opinion of  Bipolar speakers if you have messed with them? why or why not would i want them?

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Yup. I continue to enjoy the imaging provided by my Def Tech bi-polar main and surround speakers. smile.gif

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