Sorry if this question has been asked, but the search function is not helping me to search for this question.
I'm strongly considering getting a 7 speaker set of the 9000 series lineup.
Specifically I'm looking at two BP-9040's for Front L and R with the A90 atmos modules. The CS-9040 for center, and two SR-9040's for side surrounds.
My primary question is in regards to matching a receiver to this set up. But I'd also really appreciate any thoughts, suggestions or feedback.
For my receiver, I'm looking at the Denon AVR-X4300H IN-Command because it supports 9.2 channels with HDCP2.2, HDMI 2.0a and Atmos, and I like its bluetooth and spotify features. The main reason why I was looking at this particular receiver, beyond being a fan of and used to Denon products, is because it supports a 5.2.2 setup, whereas other atmos enabled 7.2 channel receivers that I've seen do not allow 5.2.2.
BUT - now that I've done some more reading, it appears that if I were to use the integrated subs in these speakers (BP-9040), and set the speakers to Large with no LFE connected, then I would be running 5.0.2 and would not need to spend another $500+ on an extra 2 channels I do not plan to use. Is this assumption correct, does anyone else run a set-up like the one I'm looking at?
Edit: for example, maybe the Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2 Channel would be just as appropriate for my setup.
For some background if interested:
I'm moving to a new home and have a preferable max $4,500 budget, before the wife kills me (keeping it towards 3,500 is preferable). I'm coming from a 5.1 setup with some old Infinity speakers with ribbon tweeters that I've repaired and refoamed. Front L&R are Reference Five series, side LR are similar era bookshelves (no ribbon tweeter), center is an Infinity PC351, sub is some random front firing hand-me down. Been happy with these speakers as a hand me down from my father for a long time, but they are bulky and will look ugly in our new home. I know I can do better now and want atmos.
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Last edited by Tomcup; 03-25-2017 at 08:40 AM.