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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2014, 14:24 »
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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2014, 15:20 »
Hi Pete,

I am also using the Def Tech UIW55, they are flush with the ceiling.

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 00:48 »
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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 20:50 »
Most of our surround sound are 5.1 & 7.1 which places on ceiling in HDB.
Now with Atmos, we may redesign our speakers placement.

Our surround side and surround back have to move down from the ceiling or can we convert them to ceiling speakers as top sound without reposition them & tile the angle ?

Those HT in the living room may not have a side wall so may need to look for wireless speakers or transmitter to hide the ugly cable..

Onkyo  has come out with Dolby Atmos-Enabled Add-On Speaker Modules



Do we really want to buy Onkyo speakers does the speaker sound clarity satisfy you? Pls give comments... 

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2014, 21:28 »
There's a thread on it I believe. Perhaps you can input there instead.

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=174199

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2014, 22:12 »
Any one seen any ceiling mounted speakers for Atmos? (not in-ceiling speakers)
Like these boxes in the demo pictures.

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2014, 22:19 »
Any one seen any ceiling mounted speakers for Atmos? (not in-ceiling speakers)
Like these boxes in the demo pictures.


It's only a representation. You can use whichever speaker makes sense to you. I would suspect, satellite 2 ways like the KEF Eggs or B&W M speakers would work well
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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2014, 22:22 »
Yeah will write on the link thread. Thanks

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2014, 22:51 »
a. the Onkyo speakers are not your only choice - you can easily buy speakers from your favourite brand and manufacturer and install them in your ceiling.
b. the Onkyo merely provides a way to simulate ceiling/height speakers using reflections based on an approximation of most room ceiling heights/shape
c. it is not made by Onkyo IIRC - Onkyo merely licenced the design and put their own brand on it.
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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2014, 23:04 »
Yeah, I understand that any satellite will do but the shape of the representation does make sense. It looks neat and the mounting seems simple. Getting the current existing ones will require some sort of mounting or bracket.

Too bad I can't get the upfiring ones because of the tweeter on top of my 804, else it will be a lot easier and lesser cable management to handle.

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2014, 23:13 »
Upfiring speakers are kind of like those soundbars which make use of reflections.. So no ceiling fans, and the ceiling needs to be regular shaped or at least flat...

I will explore adding some cables and running a side ceiling mount, and use my front height as the front ceiling.. stay tuned to this and a totally new HT project :)
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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2014, 23:17 »
Yeah, I understand that any satellite will do but the shape of the representation does make sense. It looks neat and the mounting seems simple. Getting the current existing ones will require some sort of mounting or bracket.

Too bad I can't get the upfiring ones because of the tweeter on top of my 804, else it will be a lot easier and lesser cable management to handle.

It can work if the speakers are in-wall or in-ceiling.

You can place the Atmos speakers on stands or shelves next to the front speakers?
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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2014, 23:25 »
yeah.. waiting anxiously for some reviews later on for upfiring reflection vs direct from ceiling. Saw some decent-looking Dayton and JBL satellites speakers with mounts. No false ceiling so no in-ceiling types.

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2014, 23:30 »
yeah.. waiting anxiously for some reviews later on for upfiring reflection vs direct from ceiling. Saw some decent-looking Dayton and JBL satellites speakers with mounts. No false ceiling so no in-ceiling types.

I'd look at the KEF Eggs.

They are really small but sound pretty damn good. The only issue is that the newer models don't have stands that allow you to swivel, I think - tho they can be screwed to the wall.

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Re: ATMOS and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2014, 23:46 »
I'd look at the KEF Eggs.

They are really small but sound pretty damn good. The only issue is that the newer models don't have stands that allow you to swivel, I think - tho they can be screwed to the wall.



 yeah, will keep note. But for ceiling effect speakers, do we need such good ones? Personally now I am only using some cheapo satellite for my FH and FW since they dun really have much 'actions' during a movie.