Denon x2600H dolby atmos 5.2 using hybrid wired LR Front, sub + wireless LR Surround back HS1 via Heos?


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Hi There,

I am planning to build my home theater for music, Dolby atmos movies and karaoke. I am also new to audio, and have done some research here and there and finally got a good bargain Castle Knight 4 as my front tower speakers for 300 USD.

Problem is i dont have any avr for now :D

I am planning to buy denon avr-x2600h:

Question: Can I connect denon avr-x2600h via hardwire to 2 passive tower speakers for audio hifi (music) + hardwire to 2 subwoofer and was wondering whether it can switch to dolby atmos 5.2 for movies using heos connection using 2x Denon Heos 1 as the SBR and SBL without running hardwire?

I saw my alternative for this setup using Heos Amp or Sonos Amp, but the other connections aren't as rich as 2600H. I am also planning to run a separate mic mixers with different set of speakers for the karaoke so i need to connections.

Thanks in advance!



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Denon's AV receivers do not fascilitate using wireless HEOS speakers as surrounds. The only AV receiver Denon made that would allow for this is their dedicated HEOS AVR:

The closest you'd get to what you are after if with one of Yamaha's MusicCast AV receivers. These do allow you to designate 2 wireless MusicCast speakers as surrounds:

The issue with this would be that the MusicCast speakers are only possible in a 5.1 or a 5.1.2 setup. They cannot be designated as back surrounds in a 7.1 setup.

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