Originally Posted by TCGCinemas
Hey guys, I have the 3050 with a 7.2.4 configuration and recently upgraded from the Yamaha rx-667. I watch a lot of movies with only 5.1 audio tracks. On my old rx-667, there was a method to upmix the 5.1 into 7.1 to utilize my rear surround speakers. Now, I typically use Neural:X or DSU and it upmixes 5.1 to 5.2.4 but the rear surround speakers are not active. How do I configure the 3050 to use all of my speakers with 5.1 content? Thanks!
Do you have an external amp?
the reason I ask is although the RX-A3050 can process 11 channels, it still only has 9 internal amplifiers
In order to play 7.2.4 you need to add external amplification for at least 2 channels.
You can certainly hook up all 11 speakers but only 9 can be powered at any given time.
If your rear surrounds shut off using Neural:X/Dolby Surround upmixers
it's likely because 5.2.4 is the max available without an external amp.
I'm using my old RX-V3900 as a 4 channel amp in my 7.2.4 setup with my RX-A3050
(using the Multi-Channel inputs) to power my 4 Height/Presence Speakers
So I selected 7Ch + FP + RP in the Amp Assignment menu
All 11 speakers (and 4 powered subs) play in 7.4.4 with Dolby Surround/Neural:X applied to 5.1 content