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  1. Rick C

    Rick C Well-Known Member

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    Decided to give Atmos, Auro3d and Atmos a try. Last week I spent some time in the attic installing cables for Rear height speakers. I already had Front heights. (Yamaha presence)

    Just purchased a Denon AVR X4500h to replace my Yamaha RXA 800 from 2010 which still works great.

    The addition of the rear heights added a nice dimension to Dolby upmixed 2 channel and 5 channel sound. The Yamaha could only process 7 channels. (you could use either front or rear heights) Looking forward to checking out the 9 channel sound with the new receiver. The receiver can process 11 channels but I doubt I will go that far.
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Woohoo
     
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    DustinDavis Bronze Member

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    Very nice. I have enough space to put in Atmos, gonna have to do it at some point. But not now, I would cook way past 165 in the attic in DFW in August. Not good eats.
     
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    Rick C Well-Known Member

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    Same here on the temps - yesterday it was 106 outside here. I did it early in the morning last week. By the time I was done with the cables it was getting pretty warm. I look forward to seeing what Audyssey XT 32 does with the subs. The Audyssey editor app should also be interesting.
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Pics when done!
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Nice. I don't want to rip out my ceiling so I'm waiting for the next house to do something with overhead speakers. I hope you like it!
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    cj , coukd you compromise with wall mounted speakers that reflect off the ceiling? Quasi atmos?
     
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    Rick C Well-Known Member

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    I plan to use front heights and rear heights angled down from the wall. That is the configuration that works for Dolby, DTS and Auro 3D.
     
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    jasn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Should be nice Rick. What will your final arrangement be? 5.2.4?

    You'll be shopping for some Atmos soundtracks, I expect as well.
     
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    It will be 5.3.4. I think I have the nomenclature correct. 5 base level, 3 subwoofers and 4 height. I likely will be using streaming as the source. I don’t buy disks these days
     
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    Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Vudu will have some of their content in Dolby Atmos (Lossy- Dolby Digital Plus). For the Lossless variant of Atmos (Dolby TrueHD), including DTS-X (DTS-MA), you will need to go to UHD Blu Rays.
     
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    Rick C Well-Known Member

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    Jay thanks for the info


    Update: Receiver arrived yesterday. Upfront I knew I had to modify my cabinet for the added receiver depth and the additional wiring. That took a couple of hours to remove the old Yamaha and modify the cabinet which I did before the new Denon was delivered. I purchased it from “Listen Up” which was the first time I had dealt with them. It was a pretty good deal since the AVR X4500 has been replaced by the X4700 that does 8k. The deal included a second Zone HEOS speaker that I will use outdoors.

    Installation and set up went smoothly although the guide was not really tailored to how to use and external 5 channel amp with the Denon in a 9 channel speaker set up. I ran a very quick Audyssey and will do it again using the App the full 8 positions and a mike boom.

    So it is in, everything works and it sounds good. First impression it sounds good, a bit more detailed but not night and day difference. I am pleasantly surprised with Auro 3d upmixer on movies and music.
     
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