Let me start by saying I am an audio noob and have never purchased a receiver before.
I am in the process wiring a home audio system.
The components are as follows:
2) 16 ceiling speakers 8ohms
3) 5.1 Stereo system
4) HDMI devices (sky, satellite, xbox, dvd player)
5) 8 channel impedance matching box
All of these are to be connected under my stairs.
I am only using the ceiling speakers for background low level listening around the house and do not require much power.
I'm not sure which receiver from the E/X series would best suit my needs.
My question is that, if I was to use 2 or 4 of the 7.1/9.1 channels to power 8 speakers each - would this be possible?
I've read around and believe a setup of this type can work? Please feel free to correct me. If so, which receiver is sufficient to my needs? I don't want to overkill or be underpowered either!
many many thanks guys