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Old 12-29-2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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I currently have 11 speakers with 2 Subs. I have a Marantz SR6012 which has 9 Channels with 11 Channel Processing, thus I have 2 speakers that mimic another 2 speakers. Can I go as simply with a 2-Channel Amp to get a true 11 Speaker Dolby Atmos Set-up?

I would rather not spend another 2k on a new 11 Channel Receiver...any help would be appreciated.

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I’m sure your manual tells you exactly what to do.

My understanding is that you would be able to add 2 channels of external amplification and that would then give you channels 10 & 11 assigned as what is currently listed as “Amp Assigned”

If it truly does 11 channels of processing and if there are 11 channels of pre-outs and if the manual says it can, then it will with 2 channels of ext amp.

If that is not the case then yeah you’d have to buy an 11 channel receiver.

Check your manual to be sure. Hope this helps.
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According to Marantz, you need to add a 2 channel amp. It says that right on the product page and in the manual. Did you not check those first before creating the thread?

JK, go get that 2 channel amp and your good to go; best of luck!
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I’m sure your manual tells you exactly what to do.

My understanding is that you would be able to add 2 channels of external amplification and that would then give you channels 10 & 11 assigned as what is currently listed as “Amp Assigned”

If it truly does 11 channels of processing and if there are 11 channels of pre-outs and if the manual says it can, then it will with 2 channels of ext amp.

If that is not the case then yeah you’d have to buy an 11 channel receiver.

Check your manual to be sure. Hope this helps.
This is exactly how have my 6011 setup, so yes, solarrdadd, as always, is right
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Howdy roar, Happy New Year buddy, how’s the weather up North? Hope you and yours have been well.
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Howdy roar, Happy New Year buddy, how’s the weather up North? Hope you and yours have been well.
Happy New Year to you too solarrdadd! Weather has been great this year, knock on wood. Haven't been snowed in once... yet .

2019 was a stellar year for the HT, new 4K projector (JVC NX5), acoustical treatments, reference 4K blu ray player (Panasonic 9000), new sub (SVS Ultra PB13) so things have been very very well!

Hope 2019 treated you and the family well as things are looking good for 2020!
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figure I use this page to ask instead of creating another thread

Do most Atmos tracks only use 2 height speakers and the back 2 are just mixed as best as possible? (5.1.2) With mine and my receiver it sounds like the front 2 do the bulk of the work. I hear more out of the front two. I've had to place my ear near the ones in the back to see if they're working.

I'm doing 5.1.4
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figure I use this page to ask instead of creating another thread

Do most Atmos tracks only use 2 height speakers and the back 2 are just mixed as best as possible? (5.1.2) With mine and my receiver it sounds like the front 2 do the bulk of the work. I hear more out of the front two. I've had to place my ear near the ones in the back to see if they're working.

I'm doing 5.1.4
Yes, you're right about that. It does seems with there are two pairs of Atmos the front two seem more active. I found however it will depend on the mix of the film. Some film are precisely mix to extreme levels.
JUPTIER ASENDING is one. There actually the sound of a character falling from the front to the rear. Even certain instruments of music are mix up there.
Something I did to test my films are actually hear what's going on - I disconnected the speakers from the amp leaving only the Atmos speakers on and watched various parts from different discs. That will show you what is being channeled and to what degree it's being done.
You my be surprised. It's not like Dolby Surround, it's much more precise and detailed.
Try it.
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