I posted this in the main receivers thread, but didn't seem to get any attention yet, so I figured I would try here as well.
I will finally get to use my AVR-991 I purchased two years ago with my basement remodel that just started. The framing is going to be this week, so I want to get a better picture of where I want to place the speakers. In my perfect world, this receiver would allow me to have a 7.2 setup AND a pair of speakers in a separate "zone" to help fill the rest of my basement with quality audio for music, or a football game, etc... My question is - is this even possible with the 991? It sounds like it is, but the manual was a bit sketchy and IMHO a bit incomplete with the potential speaker setups and multi-zone setup potential.
Any help would be appreciated - I am going for a LCR, pair of mids, pair of rears and 2 subs, then *hopefully* a pair of speakers wired to the other portion of my basement as well. Can someone help me out? I used to be more "into" home theater stuff, then life happens - wife, kids, job. I have all my wiring, posts, plugs, etc arriving by Thursday and need to get this stuff in the walls by the weekend so the rest of the basement project can continue...
Side question - I had a (small) budget in mind and didn't want to shake my house off its supports, so I went with a relatively inexpensive (i.e. cheap) speaker setup of Polk Audio Monitor 40's for fronts, 30's for mids and rear, CS2's and a pair of PSW10's. Anyone else use the "budget" Polk speaker setups? I figure if I ever wanted (or was allowed) to upgrade the speakers in the future, it wasn't a horrible setup for the $600 or so I paid for it all.