Originally Posted by PoorSignal
So n order for the .4 to be powered by Yamaha, do you suggest even if I get a denon 4300, for 5.1.4, only use the 5 on the denon, even though the denon could power 9 speakers?
Do you set the distance (delay) in the yamaha to 0 and adjust the distance on the denon/atmos processor? Is that possible to do?
The main processor sets all levels, distances and delays, bass management etc. for ALL speakers
The AVR acting as a separate Amp works just like an external Amp.
All you are doing is offloading the power duties of the height pre-outs to the multi-channel inputs of your amp.
The .4 speakers get wired to the amp, set the remote code, set to multi-ch input, set initial on volume to 80-90% of max.
One pair of RCA jacks go from Pre-Out front presence on New AVR to my Front L+R inputs on the old AVR
One pair of RCA jacks go from Pre-Out rear presence on New AVR to my Surround L+R inputs on the old AVR
Then run room correction software in the main AVR only
Multi-Channel inputs do no get room correction on the old AVR when used as an amp.
All room correction and bass management is handled through your new "Main" processor only.
Most AVR's require an additional amp to do 7.1.4,
So many choose to buy a smaller 50wx2 unit to power the rear presence speakers.
No need if you have an old AVR sitting around doing nothing. (Free!)
If you have an AVR capable of playing all the speakers you have, just stick with that.