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  1. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    If the time comes to add an amp, what I suggest is probably to get a three channel model for the front channels and let the receiver power everything else.
  2. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    I completely agree with your points. It appears to be compatible with both Marantz units I have now. The Windows limitation makes it a no-go for me, though.
  3. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    You might just use a DR3 for all three. I have a DR1 for the center, but it’s probably overkill.
  4. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    Windows and Xbox ONLY. Might as well not exist at all, as far as I’m concerned.
  5. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    As John Dirk stated, Audyssey is significantly behind the curve, especially compared to Dirac and ARC. It's still probably better than YPAO. I've never heard what I consider to be good auto correction, so I remain skeptical until I do. I AM sold on the idea of using a MiniDSP for subs though...
  6. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    If you go with a receiver, you could start with just something like the XPA-3 to power the front three channels and let the receiver power the surrounds and Atmos, which don't need nearly as much power, as Robert pointed out. Then, if you want to take it up a bit, add an A4 for the surround...
  7. JohnRice

    Looking for advice on Atmos receiver or separates?

    Going full separates isn't for most people, but if you provide more info on the room, speakers, and what you envision it'll be easier to give advice. I do have a system with full separates, so I'm definitely not against it. And yes, you can do separates for under $6K, with very limited choices...
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