Originally Posted by Dbuudo07
That's quite impressive.
By the way, unless there are negative reviews, this new NanoAVR DL will be my next upgrade. I'll also need to replace my Anthem AVM20 pre pro with one that has HDMI and XLR outputs for around $400. Hopefully, Atmos will launch some options my way in the near future.
Keep in mind that it only works on PCM and doesn't do any surround decoding. You'd have to do that in a PC w/JRiver or BluRay player (if it supports that). You might be better off getting it all in one package, like with the XMC-1 (+ 40% discount card).
If you use a PC, you could just use software Dirac Live. One benefit of the software is that you can it in 2 rooms. Also, it supports sample rates up to 96 kHz.
One big benefit of the nanoAVR, though, is that you could use it for more sources (BluRay player, game console, etc) especially combined with an HDMI switch box, if you need more than 2.
The price for that nanoAVR w/Dirac looks very attractive, though, especially if you don't want to upgrade your pre-amp. The main downside is the 7.1 channel limit. Dirac isn't supposed to be used before a matrix mixer, and I've tried that, and I didn't like the results. If 7.1 works for you, it sure sounds great, though.