13.2 Channel Marantz?

What is the point of a 13.2 Marantz pre Amp. What is the most channels a movie will play? 7.1?
AVR: Marantz SR 5011
L/ R: Polk Audio 703 LSiM (Bi Amp'd)
C: Polk Audio 255c - LS
R: Def Tech
Sub: PSW 505 (12 inch)
DVD: Oppo UDP 203
TV: 2016 Sony XBR 75X850D


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,437
    Future proof....
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,884
    Right now with Atmos (*.*.4), the pre can control 11 channels with 2 additional LFE channels. The extra 2 channels are for left and right wide. Or it can be used for a second stereo source and room.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    Hmm, It's not April 1...
    Future proof....
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,658
    Actually, until Dolby started having a p*ssing contest with the manufacturers, the 7702/7702MkII will both do 9.2.4 making it 13.2.

    But the point is for Atmos.

    9 base layer channels...L, R, C, Left Wide, Right Wide, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left Rear, Right Rear
    2 subwoofer channels...
    4 Atmos overhead channels...OHFL, OHFR, OHRL, OHRR

    Right now, the wides are a mixed channel using left and right front blended with left and right side surrounds.

    The subwoofer channels are also a blended layer. Most movie soundtracks (TrueHD Atmos) have a single sub channel. Essentially 7.1 with an Atmos layer.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,799
    I can't count past 2 channel.
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  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,007
    It’s not just Dolby Atmos. It’s also DTS X and more importantly Auro 3D-which is where all of the extra channels come in. Btw all of the above height enabled, object based surround formats are capable of far more than just 13 channels. Future proofing is a good explanation, however it doesn’t go far enough. I would love to have this particular preamp myself.
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