FWIW, I've never owned a receiver or processor that fit my needs exactly without also having features I never use. That's a pretty tall order IMO. Especially these days, I'm happy as a clam with my 5.2 setup, but try to find a processor that does ONLY 5.2 but also passes 4k HDR via HDCP 2.2, has balanced preouts, advanced room correction and multiple 12v triggers. Doesn't exist. Everything with those features is also set up to run many more speakers than I use. I buy it anyway and just don't run that many speakers.
Along those lines, I'll echo some other posters and say to the OP, just buy a multi channel receiver. If your speakers are bi-ampable, many multi channel receivers can accommodate that too, so you wont be letting so many amps sit idle. Or you can buy a receiver that has the ability to turn off the amps you don't need if you'd like, but having amps running with no speakers attached isn't an issue with modern designs.
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Last edited by adrummingdude; 09-25-2017 at 08:32 PM.