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[QUOTE=wileywench;40527786]I am building a new addition to the house - nothing dedicated to home theater, but just more open space. The main seating/viewing area will be 24x16, with lots of glass in very large windows and patio doors.
Obviously, I'm not a "theater" oriented type, but I do like/appreciate good quality sound. I do prefer clean crisp dialogue over special effect sound as I tend to watch the more "nerdier" stuff.
I don't have a current set up, but have made a few purchases with the new addition in mind. I have :
Acoustic Audio cc-6 Dual Woofer 300watt 8ohm In Wall LCR speakers
AudioBahn 6.5inch 2 way 140watt 8ohm circular in ceiling speakers
( I bought 4 pair of these, thinking of being able to run just stereo/pandora thru the house)
A Theater Solutions TS8 Speaker Switcher
I also have 4 vintage Cerwin Vega floor speakers that still sound awesome.
I would like to go with a 7.1 system, for those times when I DO want to fall into a movie.
I have an Insignia 55" HD TV that I will be upgrading to a 4K model soon, as well as a Sony BDP-S6500 Blue Ray 4K UHD upscale wireless DVD player.
I've been reading til my eyes bleed and researching which receiver I should get, and am just as lost now as I was when I started.
I've been looking at Onkyo and Pioneer, but it seems that in order to get the receivers that will handle 4k, one loses the option of the A/B switch for speakers - which is something I would need in order to have the "home audio".
Am I asking too much to be able to do what I want off 1 receiver? And on a $300-600 budget?
I think you should visit one of the receiver brand web sites, click on support, and download an owners manual. Most have zone two, three, four etc., depending on how many channels you use in your main zone. Like a nine channel receiver, where you configure seven channels in the main zone would leave you with two channels for another room.
Also check out Yamaha's "music cast" offered with their new receivers...wireless music through out the home.
Espo77's living room equipment: RECEIVER: Yamaha RX-A3030- SPEAKERS: Boston Acoustics M350, M25 center, surrounds, and front heights-
BLU-RAY: Oppo BDP103D- SUBWOOFER: HSU VTF-15H MK2- dedicated circuits for A/V- TV: Vizio P55C-1
Auralex Acoustics LENRD - Auralex Acoustics Roominator