Thinking about this instead/as well...okay, looks like it cost a bit more but if it does what you need then get it....
Don't be quick to dismiss the Rocketfish...I've used it twice before (tho I currently run wire...different house, different situation...) and it worked perfectly with no dropouts, and Audyssey and YPAO recognized the speakers just fine.Looks like that kit has absolutely terrible reviews....but this one not as bad:
huh, no kidding! So you think it's just as good as the Amphony kit? It's a good amount cheaper for sure.Don't be quick to dismiss the Rocketfish...I've used it twice before (tho I currently run wire...different house, different situation...) and it worked perfectly with no dropouts, and Audyssey and YPAO recognized the speakers just fine.
I don't have any experience with Amphony, so can't offer any input there. Rocketfish is a Best Buy product, so I'd suggest trying it out for the sake of saving money, and return it if you don't like it. Just save the packaging!huh, no kidding! So you think it's just as good as the Amphony kit? It's a good amount cheaper for sure.
Sorry I'm just responding to this now, I didn't see the notification. Yes, I actually never unboxed the 2600h, just sent it back and should have the 4500 on Wednesday this coming week, April 22nd. I probably won't get all of the equipment in my sig set up until that following weekend, but I certainly will post my thoughts and an update.
Hey all, just thought I'd update since last posting the above. So the only reason I went with the above mic and room correction software, was because the UMIK-1 seemed to be out of stock everywhere. However, as soon as I took delivery, I got notified by minisdp that I could order and get the mic in week. So back to the store the XREF20 and ART 2-channel I would have needed to connect that mic to my macbook.Those are just surround speakers with up firing modules.
If it were me, I’d add a cheap pair of surrounds for the time being to complete the proper 5.x.4 Atmos configuration, and if later on you feel like you want/need something that matches your LCR, then go ahead and buy new ones. While it nice to have all matching speakers, it isn’t absolutely necessary. Plus, the surrounds aren’t playing nearly as much content as the center channel or L/R, so you can get away with having a different set of speakers back there. Especially if it’s just temporary.
That said, you could even get away with utilizing some old satellites from a HTIB system or something. That’s what I did, and it worked well enough to hold me over. Just something to think about.
LOL well I appreciate your help and the help from everyone else. I finally got everything set up. I have not run room correction yet via audyssey and I don't have minidsp 2x4 HD installed yet...as I'm trying to figure out if I should have each sub connected to the 4500h directly (like it currently is) and run audyssey, or if I should run one line out from the 4500h, to the minidsp HD, and two lines out to each sub? The reason I'm trying to figure out which is because I"m not 100% on whether I should have the 4500h look at the subs as one sub or two from the get go....it's also not 100% clear if I should use the minidsp before or after audyssey?I think this is the first time that I was quoted AND mentioned in the same post. I feel honored.
All kidding aside, once you get the hang of REW/MiniDSP you're going to be able see some excellent improvements to your rig.
I'll have to go back and see if any tutorial vids were posted on here, but if not, I'll edit this post with some links that'll help you out.
Here is a link to the Home Theater Gurus YouTube channel that has some great information to help you figure some of this out.
Here you will find links to the Guide to Subwoofer Calibration and Bass Preferences, "Official" Audyssey thread Part II, and The official Dolby Atmos thread (home theater version).
I know that this is a lot of reading material, but there is some very valuable info contained in these threads that will help you out tremendously.