So I have had sonos for a while now and like many I am hooked. I had the luxury of having whil I completely gutted my house and now have all of the walls open and ample time to set it up optimally.
One of the opportunities I took was embedding quality speakers in all of my walls and ceilings. Some rooms have 6, but all have at least two. There are a few rooms that will be running full surround sound and others that will be strictly for music.
The rooms with surround sound are driven by receivers so this is my question. I will play audio over video almost 95% of the time. To solve the issue of having to power up the receiver and then use the sonos controller I was going to use the receiver for the surround and a zp100 for the audio along with a sound trigger a/b selector with sonos as the default and the receiver's surround sound as the override. My issue is the quality of a zp100 vs the power of the receiver, all of my speakers can take at least 100 watts.
I am in no way an audiphile (yet) but for those of you who are, doe sthezp100 crank like a receiver would?
Also has anyone figured a way out to trigger a receiver (and switch it to aux) upon turing on the sonos? That would make life easier since right now I have put all of my sonos, receivers, and cable boxes in the basement with all of my speakers wired to this central point and controls done by I/R repeaters for the non-sonos equipment. I was looking for suggestions on the optimalsonos setup before Iclose the walls up!