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Dolby Atmos: Determined At All Costs

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. John Dirk

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    I'm doing great and hope you are as well. Agree on the prices. According to Outlaw it is due to an industry-wide component shortage that hit sometime in 2017, although they didn't identify a specific cause. I love the Outlaw concept and the performance of my 7140. I would like to replace my Harman Kardon two-channel [x 100] with something a little more capable but, unfortunately, Outlaw doesn't currently offer a two-channel amp.
     
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    I'll put in a plug for D-Sonic - nothing else I've had in the system (and that's a lot of brands) comes close
     
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    CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 033.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 034.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 035.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 036.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 039.JPG I've had a change of opinion about up-firing Atmos speakers. I'm getting much better results since I switched processors. I was using an Onkyo 1030 receiver for processing. I became disgruntled with it for a variety of reasons. It's video processing/pass-through was dragging down the quality of my Oppo Blu-ray player. The 12 volt trigger ports didn't work correctly, well, at all. It's amps were going to waste in my system. I picked up a Marantz AV7704 pre-pro when they were on sale at Outlaw this fall. Everything has changed!

    I'm getting way better overhead sounds with the Marantz. I don't think it's quite as good as ceiling speakers but it's way closer than when the Onkyo was running the show. I broke an input connector on my Emotiva 3 x 200 watts amp when I first installed the Marantz. I used a 2-channel amp in it's stead for about a month whilst the Emotiva was getting doctored. It sounded very good and I could tell I was getting way more volume in the Atmos channels but with no center channel it was lacking some o-o-omph.

    All the previous head units that I've set-up have used a single microphone position for Audyssey measurements. The Marantz used 8 positions to gather data. Maybe that's part of why it sounds so much better than the Onkyo 1030 did...? Last night my brother and I watched Independence Day in DTS-X and Bladerunner 2049 in Atmos. We both were surprised how well both sounded. Effects were flying over our heads. The 7704 makes the 1030 look pale as a processor. The 1030 seemed to have worked better with ceiling speakers when it was in my big system than it did with up-firing speakers in the living room. The little Roksan, 70 x 2 amp runs the Atlantic Technology Atmos speakers rather handily. The Marantz 7704 has sure brought a smile to my face! My little living room system didn't seem so little last night. It's a good thing I went small on the sub for the system. The sound was outstanding without vibrating the dishes in the nearby kitchen.... CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 033.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 034.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 035.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 036.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 039.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 033.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 033.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 034.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 035.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 036.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 039.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 033.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 034.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 035.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 036.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 039.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 033.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 034.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 035.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 036.JPG CHRISTMAS 2018 and MARANTZ AV7704 039.JPG
     
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    I won't try editing out the extra pictures again....I just ended up with more..... :blush:
     
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    You’re not the only one who gets extra pics when you try to edit or add more.
     

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