A local store is having a clearance sale and there's a Yamaha RX-V1065 for $640 which seems like a real good price. I have never once used my cat5 connection on my current Receiver RX-N600 so missing that doesn’t seem like a real deal breaker.
When I was reading a review of the RX-V1065 I quote:
“On the back panel are nine sets of binding posts fed by seven amp channels. In other words, you can route the sixth and seventh channels to one pair of speaker terminals or the other. You can use one pair of jacks for either back-surrounds or to biamplify the front left and right channels. You can use the second pair of jacks for either height channels—or presence channels, as Yamaha calls them—or for second-zone speakers. Only a single pair of amp channels serves these two pairs of jacks. This arrangement lets you connect two pairs of speakers for various uses and switch among them without rewiring.”
So can you do 7.2 in the room and add two additional front height speakers making it 9.2? or are they just repeaters of the front channels?
The other question I have is can the old receiver be the zone two for the new and the new be the zone two with that one if I run two connections? With that how long do them make cables for that?
These are likely dumb questions but the guy at best buy couldn’t answer anything, so I turn to ya’ll. Thanks.