Should I wait for 2020 model?
So now I have learned that with the renewed x4500h I just bought for $1100, if I need 5.2 + Atmos 4 channel + Zone 2, I need two more amps. I guess that's obvious since it has only 9 channels, but I didn't realize when I bought a few weeks ago. I have just ordered the Denon HEOS amp ($300) to take on the 2 channel Zone 2 (pool speakers), and maybe it will be great to have a second Airplay source so that people can just select that when they want to play music outside, or if we want to play same music inside and out, we can use it as Zone 2 from pre-amp outputs. Not sure if that's possible. I guess my question is, I could just return this and wait for the 2020 model, and get the 11 amp version, which would give me 5.2 + 4 Atmos + 2 zone 2 speakers without need for that HEOS amp.
Just thinking through this and wanted to get anyone else's perspective. FWIW, when using my zone2 with both prior sony receiver and now this denon, it's pretty clunky. everyone in the family has to have an app to be able to selectively turn off main zone, turn on zone2, etc. And in some cases, we've blasted music accidentally in the wrong place. I think having that HEOS would solve this problem, but again, just trying to get more thoughts about my setup.