Originally Posted by bargervais
When I get my new avr I'm looking at maybe the TX-NR 1030 then I'll experiment with speaker placement. I already have high fronts and in ceiling backs I'll hook it up as is and see what happens I'll move them if need be later.
The Onkyo TX-NR1030, with Dolby Atmos, THX Select2 Plus, AccuEQ, ...how many DSP chips inside that machine, two? ...Yes, two powerful/fast 32-Bit DSP chips. ...With BB DACs.
And, AccuEQ it don't EQ the two front main speakers? ...Does it EQ the subwoofer .1 LFE channel? ...One sub or two?
Is it true that AccuEQ requires less DSP power than Audyssey MultEQ in combination with Dolby Atmos?
Is it true that some newer Denon/Marantz units will use four DSP chips for the required computational crunching numbers for XT32 with Dolby Atmos (THX-less)?
Is it true that Onkyo/Integra is saving money with AccuEQ, Dolby Atmos, THX Ultra2 Plus equipped receivers and SSPs because it doesn't need four DSP chips, but three (and two on lower models)?
Is it true that Onkyo makes it more affordable to include Dolby Atmos in their lower receiver lineup?
Is it true that Denon/Marantz is now the one with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 in more receivers and SSPs than everyone else?
2007 was a great beginning year for Onkyo/Integra, and seven years later (2014) it seems to me that Denon/Marantz is finally back to where they once used to be.
But Denon/Marantz still don't have manual Parametric Equalization (Graphic only). ...True, neither Onkyo/Integra, for that we'll cross the bridge over to Pioneer and Yamaha.
Dolby Atmos is a totally new game in town, and it changes the course of the manufacturer's philosophy on their financial perspective.
Dolby Atmos speakers also need to be EQ, but differently. ...Still it requires more processing power, DSP.
Ultra high-end SSPs can use up to eight DSP chips (high/fast processing silicon chips), and those cost money; them SSPs retail for $5,000 up to $30,000 USD.
Some multichannel pre/pros used only two DSP chips, but two very fast and capable chips, of high storage capability.
Chips, good ones, Cirrus Logic, Shark, Texas Instruments, AKM, ...they cost few bucks. ...And the more of them the more it cost, and the better their implementation the more efficient and performing they are.
At the end of the funnel it's the sound in our rooms, sound well balanced all over, acoustically integrated by the speakers sound dispersion in direct relation to that particular room's acoustics, that counts to our ears in a well surrounding envelopment.
And, the most important part; the software, the music and movie audio soundtrack recordings.
I hope all goes well for everyone, poor and rich. ...It will.