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Old 12-01-2013, 01:37 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a 10x20 room I'm converting to a dedicated home theater. It will have a 2.35 cinemascope AT screen using a AE8000U projector with 3 Def Tech UIW III for LCR and UIW RSS III for side surrounds. Using in-walls because of room limitations. Planning on Def Tech Promonitor 1000s for rear. Won't use in walls here because a window is where one in-wall should go. I do have a 6" shelf on back wall which is perfect for these rear surrounds. Sub will be Outlaw LFM-1 Plus. Two rows of two seats with last row about 3' from rear.

I'm considering the Denon X4000. Is this an overkill for this room and would be better of with the X3000 or X2000? I don't need zoning.

Trying to keep cost in line as I'm exceeding everything on the budget except the projector which unexpectedly is available at an authorized dealer for $1750 after a $550 rebate from Panasonic.smile.gif
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:48 AM
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The difference between that model and lower priced ones is features. It has nothing to do with overkill or underkill.
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In addition to getting much better audio quality from the X4000 due to the use of Audyssey MultEQ XT32 vs only MultEQ XT on the X2000 and X3000, the general rule of thumb is that the AVR should only cost about 1/4 to 1/3 the cost of the 5.1 speaker setup. Your proposed 5.1 setup is roughly $4000 MSRP so the X4000 easily fits into that general price guidance. smile.gif

Bottom line is that money is better spent on the speakers than the AVR, so if the budget has been exceeded with the X4000, either the X2000 or X3000 would still make for good choices.

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. My concern was in a 10x20 room I may not hear the difference.

I'm assuming I'll hear the difference especially because of the XT32 vs XT on the other models.
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Differences in sound quality with AV receivers are based in the room calibration software. In your case, the Audyssey. I think you would be likely to hear its effects. You just need to listen back and forth between the calibrated sound and the direct sound. The difference should be audible unless you have a rare listening room.
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