I´m debating between a 2017 or 2018 (4 or 6 series) model and have read this whole thread. However afaik
this point from the 1st post has yet not been clarified, and tbh this is the single difference between models that could lean my decision towards the 2018 model:
- Auro 3D - able to use Surround Back speakers
This suggests the 2018 models are able to use the SB speakers in Auro3D while the 2017 don´t.
However the "Sound modes and channel output" section in the X4400H and X4500H manuals is identical, and in both models Auro3D is theorically allowed to use all 7 ground speakers in a 7.x.4 speaker configuration. Same goes for the online comparison. So I don´t understand why this is featured in the 1st post as a novelty for the 2018 models.
On the other hand, I´ve seen that in post #810
(page 27) there is a link from the Auro3D thread stating that the SB speakers did NOT output any sound with Auro 3D (both native and upmixed) in neither X4400H/X4500H models.
And to my confusion, post #811
states that a user reported that it works in a X4400H...which contradicts the post #1
Can anyone clarify this point? My impression is that Auro3D capabilities are the same in 2017 and 2018 models, as I haven´t been able to found any official Denon info that states any difference in that regard.
But again, this was posted as a new feature in this 2018 thread so I´m really confused
Thank you very much in advance!