Originally Posted by z71sierraslt
You responded to another post I made on the Yamaha RX-A3060 regarding getting an amp to get the two remaining channels to get to 7.1.4.
In that post you mentioned that you were running your two sets of Atmos speakers with your old Yamaha 3000 AVR.
I just bought my Yamaha RX-A3060 and was considering a separate amp.
I found this post after searching for options and this may be a decent option to buying a brand new Amp. Are you still running it and is it working out ok?
I have an old Onkyo TX-NR1008 with a robust power supply and seemed like the best way to do it. It is a perfectly good amp.
I believe this is a multi channel input (see attachment). I am using a Harmony Remote so I would just have to have it turn on the Onkyo when everything else is turned on.
You had your old amp powering your fronts on this post, but looks like you have changed to the ceiling speakers since then.
How exactly did you setup your input into your old 3000 AVR? I would like to experiment and do that same.
What were the lessons learned to get yours to work? As you know there are three amp options for the Yamaha 3060 (Fronts, Rear Surrounds and the two sets of Atmos speakers)
Any help is appreciated!
I think I misstated how I have mine setup in the 3060 thread.
On my AVR (3000) I have the normal inputs/sources like Tuner, BD/DVD, TV, etc, plus I have a completely separate Multi-Channel input/source.
I'm using RCA cables from the f.Left/Center/f.Right pre-outs on the 3060 to the corresponding Multi-Channel inputs on the 3000. I have my f.Left/Center/f.Right speaker wires connected to the f.Left/Center/f.Right speaker terminals on the 3000.
I think I chose that method because there weren't any "Multi-Channel" inputs on the 3000 labeled like "Dolby Front" or "Dolby Rear". It might not even matter which "Multi-Channel" input I used, but I went with the f.Left/Center/f.Right option because there were inputs labeled as such.
When I'm using my setup, I have the 3000 source selected as "Multi-Channel" with Pure Direct audio. Then my 3060 is set to whatever source I want to watch/hear and the volume is controlled by the 3060.
As for your AVR below, I'd recommend resetting the AVR completely back to factory defaults before anything else. It looks like the only "multi-channel" input you have is tied to the BD source. I think you could do what I did and use an RCA cable to connect your f.Left/Center/f.Right Multi-Channel BD inputs to the pre-out f.Left/Center/f.Right on your 3060.
Once you've made the connections, you'll want to:
1) turn on your old AVR
2) turn it to the BD source. This will be the only source that sound be using your multi-channel inputs
3) put the volume to around 0
4) if your old AVR has an audio option that bypasses all processing, like the 3060's Pure Direct, select it
4) turn on your new AVR and other sources
5) made sure you get sound
If you don't get sound, try increasing the volume on the old AVR to like +10. If you still don't have sound, make sure you wired everything correct.
Once you've verified that you have sound coming from all of your speakers, then I'd run YPAO. If there are big differences on the speaker levels between the speakers hooked up to your 3060 and your old AVR, then try adjusting the volume on your old AVR to get those levels to be closer when running YPAO.
My setup has been done this way since my last post in this thread, and it's still working great. The only "issues" I had during setup were:
1) not having the volume on the 3000 turned up enough for me to hear that my initial connections were working
2) setting the remote id's to be different between my 2 Yamaha AVR's so I could control each one independently with my Harmony remote. Since you're using different brand AVR's, I doubt you'll experience the same issue.
There might be other FYI's to consider in this thread.