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  1. I haven't had a chance to write this, but after much debating between two different brands I have ended up replacing my Epson TW9000W with the new Epson TW9400. I bought it a couple of months ago and am very happy with the unit. A special thanks to Oztheatre for his advice on this product, and other products. I wont say anymore in-case its not allowed as he is a Commercial Member.
  2. Thanks Anewmission for the offer, but I have been able to source a local person to do the installation work.
  3. Does any know of any good Home Theatre/Audio Installers in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie Area NSW.?> Any recommendations. Thanks you.
  4. 😀😀 Edward was one of the people who told me to look at the Accento-Dynamica range.
  5. Thanks I check out the Niles range, as for the dynabox, yes heard of them. I bel Al has mentioned/recommands them in other posts as well.
  6. In another post titled Av Receiver Upgrade/Advice I mentioned i was looking at getting Krix Ceiling Speakers Atmospherix A20. I'm just trying to work out if they are worth the cost (under 2k for 4 speakers retail price) or is their something similar, that will do roughly the same job , but not that expensive. Currently or will be my 3 front speakers are from Adelaide Speakers Timberwolf series, including the Sub and my 4 rear speakers are from Emotiva (Similar to) Airmotiva E1 surround speakers As I been told by other members/Store owners/Friends to look at Monitor Audio C165 6.5 or Monitor Audio C165T2 or Accento-Dynamica ADS65-100MG or Yamaha NS-IC600. ?> Your Thoughts or advice?> Apart from the Yamaha, they all come with back covers or something similar. Thanks for taking your time in reading this..
  7. Good post Snoopy, Luckily my Elektra will taker care of over half my speakers, and most likely i upgrade it to run 7 speakers, then down the track if needed my a second hand power amp for the rest of the speakers, or something similar like Emotiva XPA11. My only concern now, thanks to all the good replies i got so far is to get receiver that has all latest tech, sound codecs etc..
  8. good point snoopy and I will be checking "using the total power consumption of AVRs as a better guide." So far I checked SR6014 680W AVRX3600H 660W
  9. Thanks, I check for a price to upgrade the Amp through Arthur. Good idea.
  10. Currently the Anthem 720 has: 11.2 Pre-Amplifier & 7 Amplifier Channels Dolby Atmos® DTS:X™ ARC® Anthem Room Correction 4 Speaker Profile Memories Quad Core Digital Signal Processing Two Sub Out Jacks (parallel) Premium 32-bit / 768 kHz Differential-Output D/A Converters Wireless Network Connection DTS Play-Fi® + "Works with Alexa" certification – Local and Streaming HDMI & Video HDMI 2.0a HDCP 2.2 4:4:4 Subsampling at 4K60 (18.2 Gbps) High Dynamic Range (HDR) Dolby Vision™ Compatible Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) BT.2020 Color Gamut On-Screen Display with 4K 50/60 4K 50/60 Switching While the other 2 have: SR60.14 Key Features: 9.2 channel AV Receiver with 110 W per channel - Enough power to fill big rooms with renowned Marantz sound Works With - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Airplay2 Built-in WiFi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth - Improved network stability especially in WiFi-crowded homes 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) - Full compatibility with the latest video standards for best picture quality 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.3 support; 3 HDMI outputs, with 1 HDMI output supporting eARC - Extended connectivity; 2 main zone HDMI outputs + 1 zone output Analogue to HDMI conversion and full rate 4K Upscaling - Full HD and even Ultra HD video quality from existing video sources Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ, LFC, Sub EQ HT - Delivering the most advanced equalization for your individual room Premium entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced - New standard for imaging, sound, scale and clarity Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4 with add. 2ch amplifier) and DTS:X - Immersive 3D sound with effects from overhead Audiophile AKM AK4458 32-bit D/A converters; HDAM; Current Feedback - For the most accurate and detailed audio reproduction AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Free and Premium, Network Audio Streaming - Access to almost unlimited online music sources DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support - High Resolution audio streaming, even gapless Integrated high-quality Phono input - Connect your turntable and listen to your beloved Vinyl Records HEOS Built-in - Wireless Multi-room audio, voice control and digital music streaming Extended multi-room capabilities - Enjoy native surround in main room while distributing same source as 2ch downmix in second zone Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Marantz AVR Remote App - Hassle-free installation, setup and operation AVRX3600 FEATURES: 9.2 channel AV receiver with 105W per channel and 11.2 channels of processing (preamp): Nine powerful amplifiers tuned to provide the classic and dynamic Denon sound experience IMAX Enhanced Technology: Delivers a true IMAX theater experience at home Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X: Enjoy an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience up to 7.2.4 with an additional 2ch amplifier Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control: Use your voice to control the AVR-X3600H and wireless music services hands-free 8 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support, 3 HDMI outputs: Connect up to eight media devices and output to two displays (ex. TV or projector in the living room and another device in the multi-zone) Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC): Supports the latest 3D audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X from your TV audio signal via HDMI 4K/60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020: Provides the greatest video quality with exceptional brightness, contrast and color Award-winning Denon Setup Assistant and graphical user interface: Easy and intuitive out-of-box setup experience “ihiji Invision” and “Domotz Pro” remote system monitoring and management technology: Lets custom integrators monitor and troubleshoot remotely, drastically reducing downtime Supports Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and more: Wirelessly stream and enjoy the most popular music services HEOS Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming technology: Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support, plus built-in Bluetooth®: Stable wireless network connectivity even in congested environments High-resolution DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support: High-resolution audio streaming for Hi-Fi enthusiasts Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ, LFC and Sub EQ HT: Automatcially optimizes audio for your unique listening environment, including subwoofer equalization Game Mode: Supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for lag-free gaming (requires supported 4K display and game console) 12 V Trigger output: Connect a device such as a cooling fan or projector and operate on standby power Their appears to be a number of improvements over the Anthem 720?>
  11. Thanks for the info, but unless I wait for all the components to be 2.1 HDMI, to my knowledge I wont see the benefits.
  12. Thanks Another good read: https://www.zkelectronics.com/compare/denon-avr-x3600h/usa/marantz-sr6014/usa/ The SR6014 just wins on that review site. That's a good price on the Denon as well. Just need to work out if buying Emotiva BASX A-5175 is overkill....
  13. Background info: Within the next 3 months I will be doing a major upgrade to the components in the home theatre room. One of the upgrades is the Av receiver. Room size is 6m Long 4.1m Wide, and roughly 3m in Height (Step down 2 levels) Components staying: Elektra Theatre HD2 5 Channel Amp, Oppo 105D (Mod), Home Theatre Computer, Adelaide Speakers - Central Speaker and Subwoofer and Emotiva (Similar to) Airmotiva E1 surround speakers. Buying Soon: Timberwolf Series Front speakers (Adelaide Speakers) plus Kriz Ceiling Speakers Atmospherix A20 either 2 or 4 speakers, leading towards 2 due to room size. Wish-list/ Buying Soonish 4k Player (Panasonic Brand)and 4k Projector (JVC or Epson) Sound setup will be either 7.1.2 or 7.1.4. (I will not be going any bigger due to room size) Budget up to $4000.00 for receiver Question: I'm looking at either the Denon AVR-X3600 or Marantz SR6014?> Your Thoughts or advice?> Have discarded the Marantz AV7705 as I think its overkill and Anthem MRX-720 as I believe it needs a update. Will be pairing the receiver with my Elektra for Front duties and thinking of getting the Emotiva BASX A-5175 for the rear duties unless people think its a overkill, as I'm in two minds on this, as i know the internal Amps on the receiver should do an ok job for the rears and ceiling speakers.. ?>> Thanks for taking your time in reading this..
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