Is the denon the only 11.x receiver available? And, if so, would it require any sort of external amps to drive all speakers? Or, is it 11.2 out of the box?
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11/12/10 at 10:25pm
I'm not quite sure how that works exactly. For 11.2, there are 11 speakers (plus 2 subs), this I understand.
If there are actually no 11.2 receivers available, and only 9.2 receivers available, then won't the external amp added basically push the same sound to 4 speakers, opposed to having a true surround feeling where different sounds get sent to different speakers?
Do those receivers actually enable you to set up 11.2 surround or does it only recognize 9.2? Even with an external amp?
I am just not understanding how a 9.2 can become an 11.2. Does the avr actually have 11 speaker inputs? Or only 9?
So, to confirm, the denon has 11 channels out; however, to get actual sound from the extra two channels, then I will need an external amp, correct? If so, is the 9.2 onkyo the same deal? 500 bucks less is hard to pass up.
It has 8 channel (7.1) analog input.
There are no 9.1 or 11.1 sources, the additional channels are matrixed by the AVR. In other words the actual source audio is only ever going to be 5.1 or 7.1, the extra 2 or 4 channels to get to 9.1 or 11.1 are created by the AVR by pulling targeted information out of the other channels.
That AVR has 9 channels of amplification, but outputs 11 channels at line level so you can connect an external amplifier to get 11.1 sound.