Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
2. The 3311CI can only operate 7CH (5.1+FH/FW/SB). You must upgrade to the X4200W (7CH expandable to 9CH using 2CH amp).
Edit: Front Wide is no longer supported on the 2016 models, so the X4300H would not work for your use case.
3311CI to my knowledge is also 7 channels avr expandable to 9CH using 2CH amp. And I did use an external amp and still, I only could get either Front Wide or
Front Height but not 4 at all the same time, even with an external amp. So something is odd, I even tried to set-up all that manually without surround back speakers (set to none in manual setup) but still could not get Front Wide and
Front Height play at all the same time. One or other pair (FW or FH) played but not both at the same time. And on top of that SB still played !!! What gives ? How can I only play get Front Wide and
Front Height at a the same time. Can I setup my system with only these 4 speakers FW and FH) only - forget all other surround. By the way I also have x4200w and I believe that it has the exact same specs as 3311CI which is (7CH expandable to 9CH using 2CH amp)
I am a bit confused here , sorry