Congratulations Ralph on you upgrade. I look forward to your reviews. I have also upgraded to Dolby Atmos. I decided to go with the Denon X4100W receiver. I am using the pre outs on the receiver and a Rotel 1098 200 WPC. I am also considering to upgrade later this year to the Marantz 8802 or a 2ch preamp like the like the Ayre K-5xeMP with HT bypass.
I Ihave watched Expendables 3, Transformers Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They all sounded fantastic. The sound moves all around you in three-dimensional space so I felt like I was inside the action. Sounds came from all directions, including overhead. Itâ€™s a very immersive experience with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth which is what I expected from the Atmos upgrade. I encourage everyone to try to get a demo in the correct environment.
What really shocked me in a good way was the Dolby Up mix of 5.1 -7.1 titles. I watched Star Wars Trilogy originally in the Astro Plaza NY when the movie was originally released and I remember watching the 70MM-and listening to 6-Track Audio of these films and being blown away. I have had these films on several formats and different sound systems and I have never felt that original audio experience that I remember in the Astro Plaza. When I use the Dolby Up Mixer with the DTS 6.1 track it brings back that experience. Just mytake.
My System consist of a 7.2.2 Atmos set up.
Front LR Speakers-Vandersteen 2CE SignatureMII
Front Center-Vandersteen VCC5
Surrounds, Rear and Ceiling-Vandersteen VSM1
Subwoffers 2-Vandersteen V2W
Rotel-1095 5CH 200 WPC Power Amplifier forLCR & Ceiling
Denon X4100W Atmos Receiver 125 WPC for Back and Surrounds.( I am using the 5.1 Pre Outs for the other Channels)
Oppo-105 Blu Pay Player
Pioneer-BDP 09FD Blu Ray Player
Stewart 4-way Masking Screen Studio Tek 1301.3 Gain
Have a great New Year!!
Here are some pics of my HT.
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Last edited by DVD MAN; 01-06-2015 at 06:54 PM.