I told my friend when he gets a chance to get the CLR3000 to match up to the 7004s he has.I'd get the most robust center possible.He doesnt have room at his place atm to do a 5.1/7.1 setup but he has BP7004s, SM350s, and Onkyo TX-SR805. I hope he adds a CLR3000, BP2X's, and a dedicated LFE sub, most likely a SC I
My guess is new DSP board with updated HDMI controler to allow 3D.
XT32 is pretty advanced I bet the new board needs faster SHARC's.
What would be cool is if you could do 10.2 DSX, using a single surround back. but chances are this will be like 4311/A100 where you need a separate amp to power 2 additional channels.
Blackhawk Down, scene: Irene/take off
X3 (Xmen United) scene: Magneto drops the bridge
X3 (Xmen United) scene: Xavier vs Dark Phoenix
Cloverfield, scene: assault in alley.
The Dark Knight, scene: Jokers monolgue in jail/breakout steals police car.
Monsters Inc, scene: Boo laughs for the first time.
These are my suggestions.
Grab a used or refurbished tx-nr3008 it uses the xt32 more advanced and if you run 5.1 in the main room you can use the remaining 4 amps for a stereo pair in zone 2 and 3. Simplifying your setup.
There is an iphone control app to made specifically for the onkyos.
I'd say the 4311 makes a better preamp than a receiver. The DVDO Edge is pretty advanced so I would run sources to it then to the 4311.
You'll love XT32 its very advanced and really does a great job of making the audio feel more alive, when combined with DSX 11.1 you're gonna be immersed. I have demoed a 4311/Mythos 11.1 system watching Transformers and must say Star Wars on bd will be astounding in 11.1! I am pretty excited for it and some other big hits like LOTR EE...
As for the trinity its an amazing sub no less but brand new its about $3000 for that I could build myself an ungodly better sub. The 21in Maelstrom and a 2000w x 2 pro amp come to mind. Or even get 4x Rythmik dual 15 servo subs. Not that the supercubes are bad choices I just think there's better ones.
Hey someone (counsil) needs to do a 11.1 system consisting of 8 BP7000sc's and 3 CLR3000s (center and height) along with a 4x21in maelstrom IB sub
In all honesty the new units sound pretty darn good, worth the new cost scheme, not sure. The thing that I wish is that I had gone with a pair of BP7004s instead of my BP10bs. I now want a pair of CLR3000s for the front L/R and make my BP10bs the side surrounds and the BP2xs the back speakers.
Hope to this summer sometime, we'll see.
Oh and I got PM100s for my height surrounds and love them they are perfect for the job!