Author Topic: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread  (Read 141222 times)

Offline sevenz

  • Trade Count: (+15)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 2203
  • home theatre lover :D
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #705 on: March 14, 2019, 20:15 »
Concur with bros here that floorstanders may not be the best for your space.

And it might not be always true that floorstanders is always better for music. A well built bookshelf speaker e.g. KEF ls50, put on good stands can be quite hard to beat.

Try wide dispersion bookshelves that are sealed or front ported, so that less space needed to avoid rear boom, in your restricted space

I would add KEF into the list.

I would caution against putting your bookshelf speaker on a TV console esp if ur usage is in music too.... it will likely mess up your sound unless u have ways to overcome the issues that come with it.

Put it on a good stand as what badenglish mentioned. This will bring out the best of the speaker. :)

And yes, since window bench is optional, I would really avoid having that. U need as much frontal width as possible in that space. Especially,  if u are putting stands.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 22:40 by sevenz »

Online petetherock

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 21592
  • Sidere Mens Eadem Mutato
    • My Music, Movie and Equipment Musings...
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #706 on: March 17, 2019, 00:37 »
:)
(work in progress)
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

My gear:
http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/04/my-setup-42019.html

Offline desray

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 18706
  • Bring the "Cinema experience" back home...
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #707 on: March 17, 2019, 09:29 »
:)
(work in progress)


??? What are you trying to convey here? the "wallpaper" on the ceiling? or are you trying to tell us where you hide the "VOG" ceiling speaker in this picture???


Offline stryke

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 19
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #708 on: March 25, 2019, 22:16 »
Thanks for all the feedbacks and recommendations.

I’ve gone to audition the KEF LS50 and listened to them on stereo for music and 5.1 for movies.

Stereo was good. Bass depth and imaging quite fantastic but the speakers seem to be a tad bright for my liking. Perhaps the demo song was an acoustic guitar piece with vocals only. didn’t hear enough variety of songs to ascertain it’s full range of sounds.

I make continue to explore options for 5.1.4 using bookshelf speakers for the fronts and on wall/in wall for the surrounds.

I understand that my room is too small for much options but I would still like to make the best out of it for a decent 5.1.4 or 5.2.4 setup.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2019, 22:22 by stryke »

Offline YANG

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 4016
  • I'm a llama!
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #709 on: April 05, 2019, 10:13 »
I don't know if you made this too, but I did a blast from the past night recently and put "Backdraft" on my Oppo.
Despite being a 90s disc, there was plenty of ambient effects, and with Neural X, the whole sonic landscape was totally enveloping..

The fire went around and above me, then sucked out through the back only to blow up in my face! Dialogue was clear, and there was dripping water, crackling wood and plenty of Foley effects.
Bass was a tad weak but hey it's the 90s right?

Nice effort ... and a demo worthy disc.

Coming MAY... Get the UHD release with DTS:X to "feel the heat" around u @ home.

Offline desray

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 18706
  • Bring the "Cinema experience" back home...
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #710 on: April 05, 2019, 11:33 »

Coming MAY... Get the UHD release with DTS:X to "feel the heat" around u @ home.

Classic!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Online petetherock

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 21592
  • Sidere Mens Eadem Mutato
    • My Music, Movie and Equipment Musings...
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #711 on: May 09, 2019, 21:25 »



Adding a little old school ambience in my den..
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

My gear:
http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/04/my-setup-42019.html

Offline deadrick

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 128
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #712 on: May 12, 2019, 11:26 »

Hello all, like to seek your advice regarding my Top/Height speaker angle and placement.
Placement testing is so difficult for top/height speakers..

Will be a 5.1.4 set up.
Ceiling speaker will be front height and top rear.

Looking at the Dolby 5.1.4 set up, all 4 top speakers seems to be within Front and surround speakers, like if you connect them with lines, its a rectangle inside the front and surround space.

If my Top rear placed at the angle of 125 / 150 degree angle, it will be outside  my surround speakers, not sure is it ideal for top speakers to be outside the main 5 speakers? (i may get a speaker stand to push out the Surround Left further)

I have drawn out 3 different Top Rear speaker placement.
Like to hear what you guys think.

Online petetherock

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 21592
  • Sidere Mens Eadem Mutato
    • My Music, Movie and Equipment Musings...
Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #713 on: May 20, 2019, 19:55 »
I can't really visualise it too well.
But the basic principles and guidelines from Atmos / Dolby and DTS are simply there to help you along.
The angles are guidelines, but as a rule of thumb, the width of the ceiling speakers are around that of your front speakers.
Whether they are wider than your surrounds or vice versa will depend a lot on your room and what you can do.
Those side surrounds are quite close to your ears, but if you can't have them further apart, there's nothing we can recommend since you have no side walls right?
We all live within space constraints and unless you have the space, there's no perfect arrangement.
All the best
« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 19:56 by petetherock »
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

My gear:
http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/04/my-setup-42019.html