Hi and thanks for the reply. I'm typing 1-handed so I gotta be terse.
FIRST: I -hate- the UI on this forum. Is there a way to
a) Change the screen font?
b) Remove the smilies and make the edit window larger?
1. Turntables: I have a separate DJ mixer for the turntables so I really don't even need an RIAA input.
2. Blue-skying I initially thought that what I really need is a 'receiver' with:
1. AM/FM Tuner
2. Input for CD player
3. Input for 5.1 sound from DVD jukebox
4. Input from cassette player
5. RIAA input from one turbtable
6. At least 4 -balanced- inputs from the various recording gizmos (these include the computers. I need BALANCED because I'm running these things over distances from 20 - 80ft from the 'receiver'.
3. Now AFA the outputs... I don't need digital outputs really
a The thing should have power for at least (2) sets of 2.1 speakers
b. 1 set of 5.1 outputs to the self-powered home theatre speakers
c. 3 sets of remote wireless speakers (RCA line level?)
d. At least 2 BALANCED 2.1 outputs I can run back to the studio rooms (I'd like even more if possible.) Again, this is for long distances.
4. One remote that could work all over the house (not just within line of sight). Ideally, I'd loveit if I could have more than 1 remote.
5. Multiple zones? I hadn't even entertained that idea. (Entertain--get it?
) If it were possible to have multiple sources going simultaneously that would just be the COOLEST thing since bikinis and penicillin.
6. The 'sound quality' is complicated. Most of these speakers are cheap-o. But the actual signals being routed (especially the BALANCED outs back to the studio should be pristine. The monitors in my main studio are over $2k so I care about sound in those rooms. The 'TV' and patio speakers? Not so much. So I would say that the power amp section doesn't have to be good, but the pre-amp and routing circuit DOES.
Are we getting closer?
PS: I'd draw a diagram, but it's too hard 1-handed. Sorry. The fact that I just spent 30 minutes pecking this out should indicate however, how important this is to me.