Originally Posted by oddauc
I'm very very new to home theater. I am interested in setting up a 5.1.4 Atmos system. From my understanding I need a 9 channel receiver. However as you know, there is a significant price jump between a 7.1 and 9.1 system. Is there a cheaper way of doing this. I've read a couple articles where someone has used an amp for the last two channels. Is this possible? Can I use an amp with any reciever to get that setup? I was looking at a Marantz NR1606 because I can get a deal on it. But I don't know if there is a way to "expand" it.
Help and advice is appreciated.
You need a 7 channel AVR with 9 or more pre-outs and the ability to process 9 channels. The Denon 4200 can do this. I'm sure there are others but none of them are going to be what I would call inexpensive.
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