What can you do with zones


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I am looking to get the Pioneer VSX-2016AV due to a number of factors.

1. Ipod connectivity.
2. All inputs can be pushed thru the HDMI out, or so I think.
3. Zone output and 7.1 option

Can someone just clarify, if I go for the 5.1 option using the spare channels for zone 2, can you play different inputs simultaneously. ie, watch a film in one room thru 5.1 and listen to ipod or other input in another room at exactly the same time.

Hope thats clear, new to this game, makes my head hurt.


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I believe if it's Zone 2 you can do exactly as you suggest :smashin:
As opposed to Zone A and B, which will only output 1 source.


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Can someone comfirm that this receiver is truly a dual zone, I have had a look at the manual and it says that is uses the rear surround apeakers as Zone 2, but confirmation that it has two amplifiers that can output two seperate sources at the same time would be great from an owner.



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I can't confirm, but I can give you my interpretation of this text from the manual
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker system option:

SP->A – Sound is output from speaker system A and
the same signal is output from the pre-out terminals.

SP->B – Sound is output from the two speakers
connected to speaker system B. Multichannel
sources will not be heard. The same signal is output
from the surround back channel pre-out terminals.

SP->AB – Sound is output from speaker system A (up
to 5 channels, depending on the source), the two
speakers in speaker system B, and the subwoofer.
The sound from speaker system B will be the same as
the sound from speaker system A (multichannel
sources will be downmixed to 2 channels).
I read that to say that it's single source but zoned output


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Yep, definitely only one source :(

Don't fancy a swap for my 3803, do you?

It can definitely do both sources :D ;)

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