thanks for the answer regarding the new 5308ci with upgrade...Anyways, i have the 5308ci for about year (not upgraded), rarely used and finally ready to be hooked up and need help first on speaker connections:
Main Room Speakers:
Front Speakers - Dali MK 800
Subwoofer - 2 x Emotiva 12" Ultra 12
Center - Looking to buy the Pardigm cc690
Surround - klipsch CDT-2800-C Celing
Surround Back - Klipsch CDT-2800-C
Zone 2 Speakers
have 10 pair of speakers connected to Audio Plex MS speaker selector.
Source - Apple TV2 connected to NAS and DVD player
Now, Please help with best wiring solution, i been looking over the manual and it talks much about bi-wiring, as well (the only speakers i am able to bi-wire are the fronts and center....i have the b-wire speaker wire, so i don't need to buy it)
I have connected the all the 10 pair of speakers to the speaker selector and from there to the AMP ASSIGN 2 and got the all the zone 2 speakers working (with help from Home A/V Distribution forum).
So, i will be using "zone 2" speakers mainly for music listening but main room with the 7.1 setup is the main focus and want to make sure i do it right.
I have connected all the speakers according to the speaker connections, the only connections i have not used is the SURR-B/AMP ASSIGN (oh, and the center which i don't have, yet).
Now, do i need to bi-wire the front speakers and the center? And since, i don't have the Surr-b, i don't need to use that connections (SURR-B/AMP ASSIGN) and/or can i utilize it for something else (bridge it to other speakers; if so how?)....any other recommendations i should follow with my setup?
thank you Mac