Originally Posted by Mozen
Incorrect, it can process 11 channels. 4 Ceiling, 4 Surround, 3 Front
Hmm, I don't doubt your claim, then. Just curious as I
failed to enable processing beyond 9.2 channels, whether it was 5.x.4, 7.x.2, or 5.x/7.x + Bi-Amp or Zone 2/3 options. Never did I encounter anything to allow the addition of an external amp to expand the surround field. The user manual
also doesn't make any mention of processing beyond 9 channels (pages 27-31, 84, 104). On page 39, there is a graphic that shows how to connect external amps to all 11 sets of pre-outs, but per my understanding, you will not be able to utilize all 11 at the same time.
This is per my
understanding, and I've combed through the entire manual and several other articles and reviews, including
own review here
able to successfully process 11 channels with the SC-85 (7.x.4)? If so, please tell me how! I sold mine off and got a Marantz 6011 recently, which I have in a 7.1.4 config with an external amp driving the second pair of heights. I wanted something that was DTS:X compatible, so the SC-85 was on its way out, anyway. But had I known I had the ability to do the same thing with the 85, I would have held on to it a bit longer.