Originally Posted by corndogggy
Also don't understand the Atmos thing with subs. It's advertised as a 9.2 receiver but for Atmos it says 7.1.2, 5.1.4, 5.1.2, and 7.1.4, all of which have one sub channel.
The SR7009 can process 11 channels simultaneously, but has only 9 internal amps. So in the example configurations you've posted:
[*]7.1.2 ---> okay as the 7 main speakers + 2 ceiling speakers only need 9 amps which the SR7009 has.
[*]5.1.4 ---> okay as the 5 main speakers + 4 ceiling speakers only need 9 amps which the SR7009 has.
[*]5.1.2 ---> okay as the 5 main speakers + 2 ceiling speakers only need 7 amps and since SR7009 has 9, you have 2 spare.
[*]7.1.4 ---> okay with an external amp, in that the 7 main speakers + 4 ceiling speakers need 11 amps. Since the SR7009 has only
9 internally, you'd need an external 2 channel amp to make up the difference.
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Last edited by steveting99; 08-25-2014 at 11:29 PM.