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04-28-19 09:01 AM
gdstupak
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

An advantage of using the Sony surround sound receiver over a standard stereo receiver is that the surround sound receiver has auto audio calibration.
04-26-19 01:24 PM
RTS100x5
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

Do yourself a favor and just use a Sonos Amp + speaker selector switch
https://www.amazon.com/Sonos-Amp-Ver...-1-spons&psc=1
04-22-19 07:00 PM
willis7469
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

Quote:
BP1Fanatic wrote: View Post
It's a shame you don't want the setup for Dolby Atmos. You could do both music and home theater with those 8 ceiling speakers.


Except that Atmos doesnít work if itís all IC. [emoji20]
04-21-19 01:18 PM
BP1Fanatic
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

It's a shame you don't want the setup for Dolby Atmos. You could do both music and home theater with those 8 ceiling speakers.
04-17-19 10:23 PM
Fazorcat
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

Thanks for the response...well we actually have made some decisions lately. We ended up getting 8 total Micca ceiling speakers. Will use the speaker selector switch and hook that up to the L and R channel of the receiver. Will have 4 pairs of speakers throughout his basement in certain areas / rooms that can be selected via the selector. I've never used one before, so I'm interested how it will work. I hope the receiver will have enough power to play 8 speakers though if he chooses to have them all on at the same time. What do you think?

We did end up going with the Sony...but looked hard at other receivers. Since we don't plan on really using the surround channels...it didn't make much sense to try to upgrade the receiver cause we won't use much of the other options a more expensive receiver would have to offer. Main things in a receiver we wanted was enough power, bluetooth, and a subwoofer output.

Hopefully this will work. Let me know what you think.

Thanks
04-17-19 10:04 PM
wantAvote
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

Fazorcat i agree with Wayne the Sony will work and yes you should take the power rating with skepticism. Many advertisers play a numbers game e.g. and 8 ohm rating for the Sony is probably more like 100 watts per and most likely less with all channels driven. I must say i'm disappointed with sony also for using speaker wire binding posts for front-L/R only and the cheap spring clip speaker wire holders for the other speakers. Not impressed. But the price is right and i noticed Onkyo has a competitive model with the same type connectors...

I'm writing because it seems to me Fazercat you are buying 6 speakers and you should know your Sony Amp has connectors for 5 speakers and one subwoofer only. The 5.1 stands for front L/R, surround L/R and center speakers with the .1 designate for 1 sub.

You should also know the Sony amp you've chosen has/is an AM/FM receiver. If that is OK with you then i would suggest looking further into Denon, Onkyo

Happy hunting
04-13-19 12:25 PM
Fazorcat
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

Sounds good...Thanks Wayne!
04-13-19 12:00 PM
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

You can take the power rating with a grain of salt, but that unit will work for you. Yes, connect the speaker switch to the front L and R speaker terminals.

Regards,
Wayne
04-13-19 11:56 AM
Fazorcat
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

Hi Wayne...sorry for the the questions. I guess I get confused with Amps and Receivers. This is the Receiver I was thinking of him getting...

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-STRDH590...tronics&sr=1-4

Would that work by itself with the speaker switch unit? I assume the speaker switch just hooks in the Front L and Front R speaker terminals.

Thanks again
04-13-19 11:37 AM
Wayne A. Pflughaupt
Re: Ceiling Speakers...not Atmos

I suggested a stereo integrated amplifier because you said surround sound was not needed. I doubt you will find one of those with Bluetooth, so you’ll need a separate Bluetooth receiver that will plug into the integrated amp. (FYI, an stereo integrated amp is basically a stereo receiver without the AM/FM tuner.)

As far as watts, get as much as you can afford. Loading up an amplifier with lots of speakers stresses it, even if the load (ohms) is correct via the speaker switch. So an amp with more power won’t have to work as hard to get the volume levels you want.

Regards,
Wayne
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