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Originally Posted by Chuckinbeast
I'm running a 5.2.4 setup with no plans for future channels. Atmos/4KHDR/DTSX all required. Movies is 90% of content, I do tend to play near reference level.
After looking at all the options, I can't seem to talk myself out of a Denon X4400H ($900). I'm a little concerned about power so then I was looking at the Monoprice Monolith - 5 channel x 200W ($1300) amp....I mean that is insane value. Guys, what am I missing here? For $2200 total, I'd get all the modern connectivity and codecs, let the Denon amp handle the 4 Atmos speakers, send the 5 pre-outs to the monolith for true 200W per channel continuous output capability.
At this price point, is there a more optimum power/quality solution? Talk me off the ledge here, I'm about to order.
Given you listen near reference level and
assuming you have relatively inefficient speakers, this will be a great setup. I'm using the X4300 with ATI amps (ATI apparently builds the Monoliths) and the system sounds incredible. That being said, I don't think the amps improve or degrade the sound in any way versus running all channels via the AVRs internal amps.
I didn't necessarily need both an ATI 200W x 5 and a 180W x 7 but I got a great deal on them buying used. I went this route after loud listening sessions when, using just the internal AVR amps, the AVR went into self-protective shutdown. I wasn't going to let that happen again.
7.2.4 with Denon X4300W, ATI 2005 & 1807 Amps, Kef Reference 203 Mains, 202c Ctr, 201 Surr, Ci200RR-THX Top Rears, Q300 Frt Hts, E301 Rear Surr, Power Sound Audio PSA dual S3600i Subs,
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