My first post in the community.
I recently purchased an Anthem MRX1120 receiver. The receiver powers 11 channels and 2 sub-woofers.
This new receiver is upgrading my setup from a 5.2.2 to a 7.2.4
The receiver can supply 140Watts to fronts, center, surround and subs with an A/B type amplifier while the back channel and elevation is 60Watts supplied by a D type amplifier.
I am currently researching what speaker to buy that would match my receiver the best. I am more precisely looking to purchase back channel speakers and Atmos elevated speakers; and it is a lot more complicated than I first thought.
My current setup:
RP-250C Center (but will be upgrading to RP-450C soon)
R-110SW subs x 2
I contacted Anthem to ask if I could use RP-160M as my back speakers and they said it wouldn't be a problem as long as I do not change cross-over setting that ARC had set them.
As far as Atmos is considered I was thinking of getting 2 pairs of RP-140SA that I would mount high on the wall. ( I don't believe in putting them on top of floor speakers and bouncing them off the ceiling theory myself.)
What I have problem to reconcile is this:
the RP-160M are 100Watts with 400Watts peak
the RP-140SA are 50 watts at 200Watts peak
I'm worried that I am going to ask too much of the little 60 watts amp on the receiver by putting the RP-160M as back. I have considered putting another pair of RP140SA as back mounted mid- wall. the thing is I really like having great sound. I love the current speaker I have but I never heard the RP-140SA yet - if my instinct is correct I have a feeling that they won't cut it for me just like my RP-250C is not cutting for me right now.
I have never owned a 7.x.x home theater before so I don't know how much signal is sent to back channel yet. My guess is probably the same as elevation channel and reason why Anthem went with a smaller D type amp for the back and height channel.
I also listen to music and having the ability to run all channels might tempt me at some point. I also have a girlfriend that loves to crank the system from time to time. I worry that she won't hear the clipping that might happen with the back and height. I could in just remove them from the equation while playing music by crating another listening configuration file just for music(I can create 4 different profiles total)
So what do you guys and gals think? I want to stick with the RP series I just don't know what will work best? any suggestions?
Just thinking out loud here, but technically speaking usually your subs are already delayed. Usually inside of the receiver you control the delays by setting the distance. The sub often ends up around 2.5 to 5 feet further than it really is to be in phase due to delay from the DSP on the sub amp, delay from any ports, things like that. Even if they are right next to each other it will not be the same distance in the AVR, or at least should not be. That would end up being a difference of around 3-5 milliseconds and the mains need to be delayed that much to be in phase.
So no, delaying the sub even more to accommodate for a delayed sub doesn't make the most sense to me.