Originally Posted by ta-kid
Man thank you for all that info AND TIME TO HELP ME,and I got all my 11 channels working as you had shown for hook ups between the two amps.Learn something new .Works great so far playing my LP's and Cable.Just waiting for my Sony 940E to be delivered to try out some new movies.
One question though if I select Dolby Atmos to watch a movie does the amp just use the presence speakers as default Atmos speakers automatically??
You don't "Select" ATMOS in the AVR
ATMOS only works in 7.1.4 for native ATMOS source material, typically from a bluray or 4K disc with an ATMOS track
and only if you set the the AVR audio to Straight or Dolby Surround Decode. (Dolby Surround is Dolby's up-mixer for non Atmos Titles)
For all other source material (like DD 5.1/7.1) to play on your upper speakers, select the Dolby Surround decoder.(fake ATMOS)
The only other Native 7.1.4 material is on Bluray/4K discs encoded as DTS:X, for which you need to select Straight.
The DTS upmixer is labelled as Neural:X in your surround decoder selections
Typically applied to DTS 5.1 or 7.1 titles to expand to 7.1.4
if you have an XBOX One you can stream a few ATMOS titles if you add the ATMOS app to your XBOX
There are several DSP modes (Sci-Fi, Adventure, ...etc)
that can also be applied to engage your overhead presence speakers for any source material.
I tend to avoid those, however for 2 channel music sources,
9Ch Stereo will play your LP's and CD music on all 11 speakers, I do like that one for my Net Radio stations
(add the Enhancer for that one too to boost everything)