Will I benefit from an Atmos Amp?
I am upgrading my dedicated home theatre room and I'm getting some great advice. Thanks!
I am on a budget so I am generally buying second hand. The last piece of this puzzle is the Amp. The toss up is a second hand RX-V2073 (~$400AUD) vs a runout RX-V2083 (~$1500AUD). Given the cheapness of the 2073 I can afford to run with that for a couple of years and upgrade PJ and Amp again, assuming I am not missing out on anything now?
I have purchased a second hand JVC X35 so 4K HDR is not necessary or desirable. I think I am comfortable that the RX-V2073 will do what I need from a video point of view. Correct me if I am wrong?
The main question is about audio. My room is as per the attached pic. I am not interested at this time in putting ceiling speakers in so any Atmos audio will be going through the FPL and SB speakers in either a 7.2.2 or 5.2.4 arrangement. Will I get any Atmos benefit from this arrangement? If not then the RX-V2073 will, I think, suit all my needs. If I will get some benefit then I will go for the RX-V2083. Whilst I will likely buy a standard Bluray player (Sony BDP-S6700) given my PJ I do watch a lot of Netflix and Google Play movies. Thus Atmos audio may be available there. If I can't get Atmos audio without the accompanying 4K HDR video then again I expect the 2073 would be the way to go given the limitations of the PJ.
I hope this explains my quandry. Which amp, given my constraints of PJ and speaker placement, will give me the best audio outcome? (And video if I am missing something there...)