This will be an ongoing thread of my basement renovation. Complete demo and rebuild. Still a little ways from starting but have a little more planning to do.\n\nI have the theater mostly planned. It will be 13.5 x 20 x 8. 7.4.4 system using all in walls in angled walls. 4 15" subs, 1 in each corner. Probably use the Monolith THX speakers. More detail later.\n\nThe issue I am running into is planning the Game room. It will be 22 x 16 with a pool table tv\/fireplace\/ couch area. The system build in here is where I'm running into trouble. A small 5.1 zone for the tv. A 4 channel club like zone for the whole room when playing pool and such. Zone 3 is the patio and pool area.\n\nI am trying to figure out if I could have a receiver\/processer run all 3 zones.\n\n1st question. Do the higher end receivers process hdmi digital and route audio to zones 2 and 3. My older Integra does not and it seems that is still an issue. I currently am using an hdmi audio extractor to a DAC with a firestick sending PCM to do this.\n\n2nd question. How to setup the subs. I plan on having 2 18" or 15" inch subs in the room. 1 in each corner. These will be for the club zone and dsp for the whole room. Should I and can I run a seperate sub for the 5.1 system in the couch area.\n\nQuestion 3. Could I easilly do the above on 1 of the better receivers or processors.\n\nQuestion 4. Will that processor or receiver give me the ability to map unused amp channels to the 2nd club zone using the 2 subs and still use the 1 other sub for the main zone. My thinking is I will have to use the zone 2 out to a seperate amp\/dsp to the 2 subs and 4 club speakers and just leave the other amplifier channels unused. \n\nDiagram of basement below. Thanks for any input.