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Poor audio connecting my Panasonic UB420p to my old Onkyo TX-SR705. Manual doesn't cover my set up (1 Viewer)

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HT Size: 10' wide, 21' long, 7'2" high = 210 sq ft and about 1,500 cu ft (if math is correct)
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LCR = SVS SCS-01
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Surrounds: Wharfedale WH-2's
Rear: Mirage M-190's

Looking at a Marantz SR6014 at accessories4less and the CCB-8 LCR package from Hsu Research


 

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HT Size: 10' wide, 21' long, 7'2" high = 210 sq ft and about 1,500 cu ft (if math is correct)
7.1
LCR = SVS SCS-01
8 ohm
Surrounds: Wharfedale WH-2's
Rear: Mirage M-190's

Looking at a Marantz SR6014 at accessories4less and the CCB-8 LCR package from Hsu Research


I think you'll be pleased with these choices. Do you have any plans to actually use HEOS? If not you might look for a Denon model that omits it and offers a discount.
 

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Thanks for your input. I don’t ever see me using HEOS since the receiver is upstairs in a dedicated room, and we do most of our living downstairs, where I already have a 3.1 system for music.
Considering this, are there other receivers you’d recommend that are also 110w, 9 channel, that have Atmos and 4K processing?
 

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I haven't shopped for an AVR in over a decade as I've long since transitioned to separates. Given that the deal you've identified is for a refurbished Marantz unit, you might as well go ahead with it . I doubt you'll find anything new with comparable features, especially in todays marketplace.
 
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Thanks for looking for me. After talking with my wife, she‘s thinking that if we upgrade the receiver we should probably put in 4 ceiling speakers. So rather than a 7.1 we’d need a 9.1 receiver (but I’m a complete newb at Atmos stuff so I don’t even know if that’s accurate)
 

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Thanks for looking for me. After talking with my wife, she‘s thinking that if we upgrade the receiver we should probably put in 4 ceiling speakers. So rather than a 7.1 we’d need a 9.1 receiver (but I’m a complete newb at Atmos stuff so I don’t even know if that’s accurate)
If you have 7.1 right now and want to add 4 Atmos ceiling speakers 7 + 4 will be 11 ch.

What I did to upgrade from 7 to 11 channels was get a refurb Yamaha RX-A3080 from A4L, and added a separate 5 channel power amp to drive the main 5 channels - leaving the AVR to drive the 4 Atmos speakers and rear surrounds.

the RX-A3080 is a 9ch AVR but it processes 11 channels which is why I can do this. You can buy 11 channel AVRs but I found that by offloading amplification of the front/main channels they sound a lot clearer and dynamic volume changes are noticeably tighter. Trying to drive 7 or 11 channels with just the receiver leaves a lot of quality on the table.
 

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Your response intrigues me. Thanks. I've never considered separates, mainly because of price, and my wife isn't into audio or HT like I am. If there is a way to have 4 channels of Atmos without buying an entire receiver, I'd like to know more. And, I have no idea if my Onkyo TX-SR705 can even have an external amp. What would I look for in a 4 channel amp and how would I hook it up?
 

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Your response intrigues me. Thanks. I've never considered separates, mainly because of price, and my wife isn't into audio or HT like I am. If there is a way to have 4 channels of Atmos without buying an entire receiver, I'd like to know more. And, I have no idea if my Onkyo TX-SR705 can even have an external amp. What would I look for in a 4 channel amp and how would I hook it up?
Alec,

this is the back of your AVR - the circled in red part are the pre-outs (which is what you can connect to an external amplifier) - it only has 7.1 outputs:
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If you want to add 4 Atmos channels, you will need at least a newer AVR which has 11 channel processing (and thus 12 pre-outs instead of the 8 you currently have).

If you wanted to go to all separates, you would need a processor with at least 11.1 channel processing, and then separate amplification for all 11 main channels.
 

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Thanks for educating me. 11 channel receivers are much more expensive so looks like I may be sticking with 7 channels.

Question: Is there a difference between in-ceiling Atmos speakers and height adjusted speakers? I’ve looked on the back of the Marantz SR-6014, which is 9 channel, and there is space for 4 additional speakers, other than the customary 7. They are labeled Height 1, L & R and Height 2, L & R.


What would be the difference between this receiver using all the speaker connections in the back, and a 11 channel using all of its speaker connections?
 

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