Originally Posted by Keenan
Thanks, that's some good info.
Right, I should use the proper terminology, Atmos came to mind is all. I can easily lose the wide channels, I'm not all that convinced they're really worth it anyway and I can repurpose those speakers as top or height speakers, probably front height.
I don't have a need for any additional zones other than Main so I don't have to worry about AVR amp sharing. I'll be using an outboard amp with the usual LCRLSRS setup and hopefully and use the AVR for the top/height and maybe the backs if that capability is there?
Thanks for the page numbers, it looks like it will be very useful.
Yes, you can do that (see the note on p. 223 of the user's manual regarding selection of the pre-out connectors).
The pre-outs are always hot, so you can use the following amp assign mode, for example, to achieve your desired setup:
: 5ch & SB (Default)
– Height Sp
: Top Front + Top Rear (or other combination of your choice)
Living Room: Sony XBR-65Z9D; Oppo UDP-203; Nvidia Shield TV; Roku Ultra; Denon AVR-X8500H (9.1.4/13.1); Polk Audio RTiA7 (Fl/r), CSiA6 (C), RTiA5 (Sl/r & FW), OWM5 (SB), 80F/X-RT (FH, RH); SVS SB-2000 (SW)
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Last edited by chi_guy50; 05-06-2018 at 04:32 PM.