Originally Posted by ccotenj
nope, it's still being advertised as a 7.2 avr... which strongly indicates only 8 channels of processing in the avr (with the second subwoofer channel being created by xt32 post processing)...
Taken from Onkyo 818's product sheet.
"A seven-channel system provides a more immersive
entertainment experience, with additional High or Wide
channels convincing you with realistic directional and
ambient effects. Audyssey DSX"
The 818 only has 7 channels of amplification but has possessing and pre-outs to upgrade to 9.2.
I hope I can use 2 channels of the 818's amps to power the wides and let my ATIs power the rest of my theater. I guess I'll have to wait and see some reviews and their owner's manual to find out for sure.