2 zone receiver suggestions needed - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old Yesterday, 07:43 PM - Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
2 zone receiver suggestions needed

Need to replace our Yamaha RX-V375 receiver and looking for suggestions that will fit our need. We want to be able to play music in our main room and in an adjacent 3 season porch while being able to control the volume to each separately. We previously had a receiver with connections for B speakers, but the volume was too low, so we think we need a receiver with 2 zones.

We will be connecting 2 DISH DVR's, a ROKU streaming stick and a DVD player using HDMI. We also have an Ipad that we use to stream Amazon Prime music connected via analog cables.

We want to be able to play any of the devices in both the main room and porch and will always be listening to the same audio/watching the same show in both places - just want to be able to control the volume for each zone.

Looking at the Yamaha RX-V777BT, as I think we can do what we want with Party Mode, but would ideally like to find something slightly less $$$$

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
bobandgeri is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Unread Today, 03:22 AM
jdsmoothie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 50,473
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3767 Post(s)
Liked: 2186
The majority of AVRs on the market today can only do "analog" audio to Zone 2, with those able to pass HDMI and digital audio generally only being on mid-level and higher models .... ie. Yamaha A2040. You may also want to consider the Denon X3100W or Marantz SR6009 as the lowest D&M models that can pass HDMI/digital/analog 2.0 audio to Zone 2. Call if interested in pricing on any of these three models noting we currently have a special going on the X3100W and SR6009 in that a purchase of a new unit also includes a free Denon HEOS Link (MSRP $349) which can be used to stream audio from the AVR to one or more wireless HEOS speakers placed elsewhere in the house, or could also be used to stream audio to the V375 as well if you are re-purposing it to another room.

"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call only for sales info --> 585-645-1006 

Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
Sponsored Links
Reply Receivers, Amps, and Processors

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off