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Dolby atmos processor/preamp and 4k projector
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Post 1 made on Saturday May 16, 2020 at 14:34
Loyal Member
February 2002
Whats a decent dolby atmos/dts processor/preamp say under $5k. would like 9.1.6 minimum. i do not want a receiver. and i have plenty of ADA amp channels available

also what is a decent 4k projector that has ability to memory zoom/focus for 16x9 and 2.35:1 without having to buy anamorphic lens. id say $5k retail is my budget.

just bought a new house, and starting to build out the media room.


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Post 2 made on Saturday May 16, 2020 at 16:44
Active Member
July 2008
Not sure if it fits the budget, but AudioControl just updated their theater processors: Maestro X9 / X7 models. Features include: HDMI 2.0, eARC, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dirac Live calibration, Roon ready. Haven't gotten to test one yet; hoping to.

From the mass-market side, the Marantz AV7705 and AV8805 are fairly well-regarded. Have used the 7705 and it does alright.

No question that Dirac outperforms Audyssey though.
Post 3 made on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 12:37
Founding Member
March 2002
Projector JVC DLA-NX5 (AKA RS1000)
The only piece I can think of in that price range that does 9.1.6 is the Marantz 8805. Emotiva also has some processors with Dirac but have been reported to be buggy according to users. I have used the Marantz without a problem and they will be offering an HDMI 2.1 upgrade for it. so somewhat future proofs it until HDMI comes out with their next version in about 6 months:-)
Post 4 made on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 18:51
Regular Member
October 2016
Be aware that the update of the Marantz to HDMI 2.1 will only give you 1 x HDMI input and 1 x HDMI output... and even then it will be at a fairly sizeable cost.

If you're looking to get a high end AVR right now, wait. HDMI 2.1 will do two things:
1 - Bring down the cost of older HDMI 2.0b AVR's.
2 - Give you HDMI 2.1 benefits (quick media switching / VRR etc).
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves that we have to push the cheapest option to customers.
Post 5 made on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 19:20
Super Member
November 2009
Anthem AVM60 is pretty nice. Not positive its have all of the channels you need.
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