Hey, I'm new to the forum. I'm about to graduate from law school and the deal I struck with my wife was that my graduation present was going to be my dream home theater set up. I graduate in May, have set aside some hard-earned dough and I am excitedly looking forward to my new toys. In shopping for a new receiver, I have auditioned many, but have really liked both Denon and Onkyo the best so far (I have a 7.1 channel Sony right now). Particularly, I was greatly impressed with both Audyssey DSX’s Height and Width and Dolby Pro Logic IIz Height speakers (especially the DSX Width speakers, the sound field was amazing). My question is then, I cannot find an A/V receiver that currently powers all 11.2 channels (yes, I want two sub woofers). Does anyone know when I can expect one to hit the market?
It seems very short sighted to sell/buy a 7.1/7.2 or 9.1/9.2 system that has the channels for an 11.2 setup, but not the actual power to run all of them at once.
As best I can, I want this receiver to last for many years to come and 11.2 seems like the logical next step (I am actually shocked that no one has one yet).
(As a side note, I have tested Yamaha’s version of 11.1/11.2 and their matrixed sound cannot compare to either of the channeled sound fields of DSX or IIz, so Yamaha is right out).
Thanks for your thoughts!