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Sonos Arc with Denon AVR-X3500H


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Hi. I'd like to get a Sonos Arc. I currently have my LG TV connected to my Denon avr. I have my Sky, BTtv and XBox all connected to my Denon. This enables me to get Dolby Atmos through speakers attached to my Denon. If I get a Sonos Arc can I go from my current setup on my Denon into the Sonos Arc then out into my LG (or some similar setup) and get Atmos through the Sonos AND Denon avr and speakers at the same time? Don't know why but just think I'd like to keep my speakers as they are whilst also having the Sonos Arc. Am I being daft thinking like this? Cheers in advance. 


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No, the Sonos Arc does not have a pass through of the signal. It’s an ARC receiver. I’m not even sure how your current setup works, are you passing the signals to the TV, which then passes Dolby Atmos back to the receiver via ARC, or does this Denon have an ARC interpreter built in?

Frankly, I wouldn’t want to listen to two different 7.1 systems simultaneously. I’d think you’re better off with your current 7.1 system, since I’m assuming you’re using separates for your front speakers. 

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No, the Sonos Arc does not have a pass through of the signal. It’s an ARC receiver. I’m not even sure how your current setup works, are you passing the signals to the TV, which then passes Dolby Atmos back to the receiver via ARC, or does this Denon have an ARC interpreter built in?

Frankly, I wouldn’t want to listen to two different 7.1 systems simultaneously. I’d think you’re better off with your current 7.1 system, since I’m assuming you’re using separates for your front speakers. 

Not too sure to be honest. I think I must be passing signals to the TV then my TV passes Atmos back. I'm afraid I'm not very technically minded!! Really appreciate you taking the time to reply though. Thanks. Take care! 

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