I was hoping an owner of one of the Elite receivers can answer a question for me on Zone 2 amplification. Looking at the owner's manual and talking to the people at BB Magnolia are no help.
If I were to assign the back surround channel to power Zone 2, can I use a pre-out to an amp to still get all 7 channels? As an alternative, since I use a 5 channel amp already for the font 5 speakers, can I assign the surround channel amp to power the back surround speakers?
Since I rarely use Zone 2, I would rather not "waste" 2 channels off the amp, and I don't like to move my gear, so I want to avoid changing out the connections when I do want to use Zone 2