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Is 9.1 worth it for heights & wides

post #1 of 12
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Would like some opinions if 9.1 or 9.2 worth it for heights & wides at the same time. I currently have heights & wides installed but cannot play them at the same time. I do like what I hear but would think my system would sound better with 9.1.
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by dowop View Post

Would like some opinions if 9.1 or 9.2 worth it for heights & wides at the same time. I currently have heights & wides installed but cannot play them at the same time. I do like what I hear but would think my system would sound better with 9.1.

You may get some answers from the users in the 4311 thread. Or maybe the Onkyo X300X/500X threads.
post #3 of 12
My Onkyo 708 has 7 channel amps and the ability to play 5.1 with either rears, wides or heights. I enjoy the wides for music. I enjoy the rears for movies. I haven't played with heights for movies too much yet, so I really can't comment objectively. Would love to do 9.1, but I'd probably want 11.1 in short order! DTS Neo:x soon to be available in more AVR's, together with DSX and DDPLIIz... man, the decibels just keep on coming! Next AVR needs preouts for a 5 channel amp to do the heavy lifting. I also can confirm the 2nd subwoofer adds much to the sound quality and experience at less than reference levels (IMHO).
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ok. Thanks for replying.I think DTS Neo:x that you mentioned probably is the way to go.
post #5 of 12
Height (for Movies) and DSX sound (for sports) is the only way to go in my theater.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Since I use the receiver 80% movies which I can use the heights & 20% sports would a 9.1 be worth it? Sorry for the confusion. I am just a old coot trying to learn without wasting more money in the process.
post #7 of 12
I have a 4311Ci and love heights and wides...really want it to sound good start looking at accoustic panels. If you do get a reciever with 9.1 I would highly advise getting a external amp for the Fronts/wides/center and have the reciever run the heights surrounds...I just did this and all I can say is WOW!
post #8 of 12
I'm hoping that 11.1(2) will be implemented in next year's models, at least having pre-outs available for ext amp to drive the additional speakers. It has struck me as strange that except for the denon 4311, the current avr's always limit you to 9.1.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
I think I should have taken the deal last weekend at newegg on the 4311.

Thanks for the replies.
post #10 of 12
Me... I'm trying to figure out my strategy and justifications for a 4313 that will hopefully be on the shelves this spring and the amp (XPA-5?) that will allow full 11.2!
(Yup, I want it, I want it all, and I want it now!)
post #11 of 12
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I think I should have taken the deal last weekend at newegg on the 4311.

Thanks for the replies.

it's on this weekend as well...
post #12 of 12
I would jump.
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