Denon AVR-X8500H vs. AVR-X6500H - What do I need?
I have been comparing Denon AVR-X8500H vs. AVR-X6500H, other than the 6500 being 11.2 and the 8500 being 13.2 they appear to be 98% equal across the board. The cost delta between the two is $1,800.
My HT room (dual purpose) is 19' wide at the screen side and about 23' deep of which I'm using about 18' for the HT area. My projector is a Sony 4K VPL-VW285ES and I'm shooting a 135" picture on the 19' wall. My media is a combination of 4K DVD, AT&T WiFi box, Pioneer DVL-909 Laserdisc, VHS and Amazon Firestick just to name a few. I will be using a Mini RCA to HDMI converter for the older equipment (Laserdisc & VHS). For now I'm using an older non-HDMI Sony AV Rec for sound and hot racking around my components via the Sony projector HDMI cable. Time to get all this tied into a single AV Rec system.
Given the area of 19' wide and 18' deep I think I'm ok with the following;
What I have
Center Spk (Klipsch RP-450C)
Front Spk L (Sansui XP-X9)
Front Spk R (Sansui XP-X9)
2 Sub Spk (Klipsch R125W)
Surround Rear Spk L (Sansui SP2000)
Surround Rear Spk R (Sansui SP2000)
** Sansui speakers will be swapped out with Klipsch Reference speakers at a later date**
What I want to add
4 Polk Audio V60 ceiling mount Atmos speakers
So adding all this up would give me a 5.2.4 (9.2) and if I added two side surround I'm still at 7.2.4 (11.2). I don't think I need the X8500 it appears the X6500 will fit my needs and the $1,800 in savings can be used for speakers.
Is my thought process on track here?