5.1.4 Bi-Amped vs 7.1.4
Question posed to you as above - I've got a dedicated media room that's about ~2100 cubic feet (9' high x 13.5' wide x 17.5' long). Projector screen will go on the 9' x 13.5' wall.
Doing the math, the floor, 13.5' x 17.5', is approximately 235 square feet.
I have the option of either doing 5 bed level and 4 atmos speakers, with L and R passively bi-amped, or 7 bed level and 4 atmos, no bi-amping.
Which is better in the setup described above?
To provide further context - the tower speakers that I'm looking at are B&W 702 S2s.
More detail - I'm considering a combination of Arcam AVR 390 or AVR 550, and PA410 or PA720 (neither of the power amps has released just yet. I'm ok waiting).
What combination of speaker arrangement, receiver and amp would be the best bang for the buck?
I'm too new to this forum, so I can't post links to the above mentioned speakers, receivers or power amps. Google will have to be your reference tool. I can also respond with details when asked.