dimensions it can be?
The biggest problem will be bottem vents, remember heat rises.
Yes $600 is more the you need for this really, maybe better to get a $400 2 zone stereo and use the extra money for better speakers.
I am looking for a setup (or at least the receiver) to accomplish the following:
Receiver would go in my kitchen, and would ideally mount under a cabinet (so slim profile, bottom venting a plus, and I still have good counter space under it), it can be audio only if that helps. I need it to have at least 2 (A/B) speaker set outs, and it only needs to be 2 channel. I would need it to have an optical in and an analog in at least.
My deck is right behind my kitchen wall, so my goal is to have some speakers inside, and some outdoor speakers running here too. The input sources would be either iPod or MacBook.
I could realistically spend around $600 on a receiver that could accomplish all of this. The slim profile is very important and will be of huge importance to my wife, who ultimately decides what I can and can't put into the kitchen.
Thanks in advance!