Originally Posted by sdurani
Since Denon doesn't provide separate outputs for Heights and Tops, how would you switch between them?
I asked JD about this since I want to run two different height/top speaker configurations: one 7.2 + middle tops for Atmos, and one 7.2 + front heights for DPLIIz/Neo:X/DSX. I'll be connecting a total of 11 speakers to my receiver but only using 9 at any given time. Here's
what he told me:
The actual configuration selection will be handled by the AMP ASSIGN setting as is currently done.
What is unclear at this point is whether the X7200W will be able to remember two separate speaker configurations at the same time; otherwise, in order to switch between the two configurations I intend to use, I'd have to change the AMP ASSIGN setting every time I want to switch speaker configurations. I can connect all 11 speakers to the receiver at the same time, but there are only 9 amplifiers, hence the need to use AMP ASSIGN every time I switch active speaker configurations. If I have to change the AMP ASSIGN setting, then I assume I'd have to re-run Audyssey, and that's a huge pain. The other alternative would be to use an external amp and provide power to all 11 speakers at once....this way I'd only have to run Audyssey once and it could measure all 11 speakers in one pass. Presumably the receiver would then be smart enough to use the proper speakers depending on the sound mode that's engaged. I'm guessing this is the way this will work, but I won't know for sure until the manuals are published.