Originally Posted by richardsim7
The closest thing would be an Arcam AVR550, but you'd have to deal with dodgy crossover implementation/limitations and only 1 Dirac slot
Would an HDMI switch/doubler of some sort fix your issue with the T758v3's lack of Zone 2 HDMI output?
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I could probably adapt the HDMI output. On further consideration, its paltry three HDMI inputs
are more of a concern. But again, I could get a switch I suppose.
I have a question about the zone 2 output on this and other receivers: I want to use those extra outputs to power speakers in another room or on a patio. NAD says that if you use the Zone 2 speaker terminals as "Zone 2," you can only play sources that are connected through analog inputs. So that's of no use to me most of the time.
But you can also set these terminals for bi-amping the front L/R speakers, so I guess I could use that setting and send L/R to the outdoor speakers. I'm awaiting word from NAD on whether the Zone 2 remote volume would control the volume in that situation. And... can I still turn the speakers off entirely then, so I'm not subjecting the neighbors to whatever I'm listening to?
Remote speakers seem like a much more likely use case than the gimped analog-only Zone 2 functionality; I'm mystified that it isn't simply supported directly (and documented). Much like the A/B speaker switch on old-school receivers.
And finally: The T758v3 has a pre-out jacks, so if all else fails, could I not patch the L & R pre-out signals into the Zone 2 analog inputs and accomplish what I want?