on the new Onkyo Atmos pre-amp PR
-SC-5530, the Onkyo receiver TX NR-3030 and the new Pioneer receiver SC-89 (that gets the Atmos upgrade later this year) both have one interestingly sad trait, neither have multichannel inputs as they have been sacrificed for the extra channels of speakers.
for those of us who prefer multichannel analog from our players for music and movies because said players have better DAC's, we are out of luck. i have an Oppo 105D connected to my current Onkyo pre-amp 5507 via 8 analog RCA cables and i won't give up that 105D superior DAC sound for anything! and yes, i understand that the information comes from the digital realm via HDMI, but i can really do without and still live.
no Atmos for me; i've got a 7.1 system and that's plenty good audio for me and my 105D!
55" Sony SXRD 1080P, PS3 & XBOX 360,
AppleTV, iPhone5,iPad4 both 64gb
Oppo BDP-105D, 105, 93, Marantz AV7702MKII, NR1607.
Emotiva XPA5,UPA2, UPA200 & Mini X Amps
Speakers, Polk SDA-2, Monitor 10A & 5A, Axiom M80,
VP180, QS8, M2, QS4, NYGiants!