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Re: Marantz Introduces New Flagship AVR (SR7011) and Processor (AV7703), Due Soon

Personally if it were me I would wait until you are ready to make the jump to Atmos/DTS:X. You might as well invest in the latest tech when you're ready to go all in.
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Yeah, I've kind of avoided all atmos threads in every forum just because I'm not ready to get pulled in. I know it's supposed to be amazing, but I'd probably not be able to go with in-ceiling speakers for a very long time and I'm just not sure about the atmos-enabled, ceiling reflecting speakers.

Are those atmos-enabled speakers adequate enough to get a good enjoyment out of Atmos content?

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I cannot give you an opinion on the reflecting Atmos speakers because I've never heard them. From everything I've read before upgrading said the reflecting speakers just didn't match the experience of having dedicated "top layer" speakers. I figured if I was going to do it I was going to do it right. Well, do it as best I could with the room I had to work with. The end result was I now have four bookshelves hanging from my ceiling but the sound is simply incredible.

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I remember reading very early demo reports of people that went through the Dolby demos saying the "modules" gave at least as good an experience. My bee ess sniffer went crazy, and later reports seemed to confirm this. I don't believe in up firing modules, and personally find it ridiculous, and though I have zero experience, what I've extrapolated is that it's worth going the extra mile. You "may" get good enjoyment out of the modules but I don't think it would be worth the expense to get almost to the finish line. See if you can find a demo room.
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I remember reading very early demo reports of people that went through the Dolby demos saying the "modules" gave at least as good an experience. My bee ess sniffer went crazy, and later reports seemed to confirm this. I don't believe in up firing modules, and personally find it ridiculous, and though I have zero experience, what I've extrapolated is that it's worth going the extra mile. You "may" get good enjoyment out of the modules but I don't think it would be worth the expense to get almost to the finish line. See if you can find a demo room.
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That is a beast! But why did I think that it was going to come out with Dirac? I'm taken aback!
Might have gotten mixed up with the Auro 3D upgrade, that's what does it to me. Atmos, DTSX and "that other one" is where I get stuck.

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Technology is keeping us hoping nowadays!!! I guess I have gotten accustomed to seeing the best tech in flagship products as well. Dirac seems to have established itself as the premier room correction software, if I were to buy a flagship piece, I would expect that.

Or maybe I've just gotten spoiled...you think my wife might be wright?

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Tonto, we're all definitely spoiled by the amazing tech jammed into even entry level gear these days.

And see, I mixed it up again. Auro 3D is the "other" surround format, and Dirac is the "other" (non proprietary I guess) room correction software. I'd love to give it a try one day too. Maybe the 2018 models.

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To my knowledge the only AVR to include Dirac Live is Arcam so if you're waiting it might be a long wait. I'd also love to give it a try because I hear it's good stuff. I've yet to add Auro 3D to my Marantz because of the limited inclusion and the $200 price tag. Not to mention the odd speaker setup with the single "God channel."
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Well, there is always this:

https://www.minidsp.com/products/dirac-series/ddrc-88a
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