The Swamp wrote:
I read a review that said that Denon did the five channel stereo well.
But, I'm not sure what that means. Is that like a 5.1 setup, except it's just stereo?
It can do several types of upmixing where it takes a 2-channel input, applies some filters are splits it in multiple channels. A well-known method is Dolby Pro-Logic which requires a specially encoded stereo signal, but more advanced methods have been created which is designed for any kind of stereo source.
You should still be able to achieve this using the 2-zone method that I wrote about in the previous post if you just use Zone 2 as the first zone as such:
1: PC -> AVR opt-1
2: AVR surr. back pre out -> FBQ800 in
3: FBQ800 out -> AVR analog in (e.g. AUX)
4: AVR 4.1 speaker out -> speakers
Then you need to set the Zone 2 input for Opt-1 (SPDIF), Zone 1 input as analog AUX and then control the volume using the Zone 1 volume. This way, you can use the 2.0->4.1 upmixing in Zone 1.