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I should preface this thread by saying that I am very new to this area and for the life of me I have a hard time understanding all of the ABC's of this so I figure I need to start building and experiencing this stuff so I can comprehend how to add 1+1 in the audio world.

I thoroughly enjoy listening to music, watching tv, and movies as much as the next guy. I don't have the greatest hearing but i do enjoy the feel of being engulfed in sound when watching a movie.

I have been trying to research everything I can to determine a good entry level receiver that I can use for the next few years (hdmi 2.x, 4k support, wireless, bluetooth optional, ability to scale up if needed, etc.)

What I am wanting to achieve if possible is this...I want the flexibility of Sonos without the Sonos price tag basically. Receivers I have been looking at (denon, onkyo, yamaha, and I think i looked into a sony one too) all seem to need wired speakers attached for the home theatre sound, but seem to be able to connect to wireless speakers for "Zones" so I could play music some where else while I watch my movie.

Now I have seen that Polk is offering a system that appears to be really similar to Sonos, I think its call omni. Harmon Kardon also shows they are bringing something out this summer as well. Granted prices are a bit high, but the packaging appears to be better than Sonos.

I am curious to know if someone could help me clear the waters a bit, because I love the flexibility, ease of use, scalability, lack of wiring/drilling, but I hate the price for entry level. If there are any links you can provide or receivers you suggest please let me know! Thank you for your time.
 

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Denon has come out with their own brand of "wireless" speakers called the HEOS 3 (small), HEOS 5 (med), HEOS 7 (large). These can be placed at various spots in your home where there is access to the home's Wifi modem/router. The Denon X3100W is the lowest Denon model that can pass HDMI/digital/analog/networking 2.0 audio to the Zone 2 pre-outs. When the Denon HEOS Link (MSRP $349, included free with the purchase of an X3100W from forum sponsor AV Science) is connected to the Zone 2 pre-outs, it can then stream any 2.0 audio to one or more of these wireless HEOS speakers. Please call for additional information and pricing on this model and the HEOS speakers.

http://usa.denon.com/us/heos-link
 
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