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Originally Posted by KeepRunningAVS
Good day fine people of AVS Forum.
I've been using an out of box lg system for quite awhile (since ahem 2011) and recently tried Vizio sb365152-f6 atmos sound bar which did sound a lot better than current dinosaur system but I wasnt exactly satisfied with it for a few reasons.
Reason 1: Main tv is a Samsung that does not support atmos and therefore in order to have the bar going in atmos I had to use my xbox x which is not ideal.
Reason 2: When streaming through xbox, tiny vizio speakers were not capable to deliver atmos experience what so ever. I was thinking to get a bigger bar mfg'd by vizio however when i popped a new model number i came across this forum.
So I've lurked for a few minutes and realized that boxed setups of any kind is a waste. I've looked through some threads and compiled a list of the following components thanks to this community and now asking for a sound advice/confirmation if the components are OK to begin with and what would you recommend to change or add:
Denon AVRS740H 7.2 - 429.99
Emotiva B1 (fronts) - 349.00
Emotiva C1 (center) - 317.67
Emotiva E1 (side surrounds) - 286.60
Please suggest what to get for:
Anything else ?
The Emotiva setup will be hard to beat for the price and will easily trounce the sound bars you were considering. Another pair of B1's mounted up high on the wall would be ideal, but if you have to use add on modules, SVS elevation speakers would be a good option. You Can get a higher end AVR for the same $ from Gibby's which wouldn't be a bad idea with the harder to drive Emotiva speakers. I recommend holding off on the atmos speakers in order to afford a better sub. The sub & center are the workhorses and can make or break an HT setup. The aforementioned PB-1000 is a good option, but if budget allows for the PB-2000 that would be better.
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