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I am looking for a receiver with a lot of horsepower.


Five zones.


4 HDMI outputs to TV's.


Running a total of at least 15 speakers + at least 1 sub and preferably 2.


And doing that without resorting to some custom installed Crestron / Niles / AMX solution.


Compromise is likely necessary, but what AVR has the most horsepower today?
 

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I've never heard of an AVR that has 3 independent zones, let alone 5. I think a custom solution is your only option, or perhaps you could daisy-chain four 2 zone AVRs together.
 

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie /forum/post/18298698


In the Denon lineup ....


2809, 3310, 4310 - 3 independent Zones


4810 - 4 independent zones

D'oh! Serves me right for pretending to be an expert.
 

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Pioneer's VSX-23 has 3 zones as well.


There tend to be some limitations on extra zones though. For instance, with the VSX-23 you can generally only pass analog sources to the 2nd and 3rd zones, and IIRC the 3rd zone doesn't provide direct speaker connections - i.e., you need another device anyway. I don't know about the Denon's (or anything else out in the market), but I think we'd need to know a bit more about exactly what the OP is planning to do to determine whether there is a sensible non-custom solution.


Looks like he'd have to use at least 2 AVRs as it is.
 

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Originally Posted by ListeningOne /forum/post/18298555


Yes ... independent sources

I don't know what distances are involved. With the price of HDMI cabling and selectors/switches coming down in price, have you ever considered doing your source selection external to the receiver? You could then use less expensive but qualtiy pre/pros/amplifiers as needed.

Just a thought.


iq100

the best way to delete and idea is to post one of your own.
 
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