Total immersion into a movie.
What I am thinking of:
A 9.2 system but this is where the question comes in of either the 4520 or x4000. Not really sure if the extra top fronts will bring or add anymore realism or immersion. If not then a 7.2 system will be fine. I have very limited amount of space for adding an amp for the x4000 as I think some will suggest, if I latter did want 9.2. So 1 avr and no amps.
Which will give me the better feeling of what I am looking for and is the extra money for the 4520 worth the added dimension for the 9.2?
I replaced my 4310 with a 4520, and added wide speakers ( I was running a 7.1 system ) for a 9.1 setup. That made a noticable improvement in the sound field and added more immersion during movies for sure. Then I got some smaller speakers for heights and a 2 channel amp, for a 11.1 setup. It's even better. Go the full monte - 11.1 using NEO:X sounds outstanding. I just need my 2nd subwoofer now...................
+1 on the full monte, 11.1 + NeoX.
Craig - with the package deals that Parts Express is offering with DIY subwoofer flat pack + driver what's holding you back from that 2nd and 3rd sub?? (via our own DIY Sound Group gang)