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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.
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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #706 on: March 17, 2019, 00:37 »
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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #707 on: March 17, 2019, 09:29 »
:)
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??? 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???


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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.
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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.

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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.

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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..
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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.

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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
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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #714 on: June 05, 2019, 20:10 »
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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #715 on: June 18, 2019, 11:55 »
hi good morning to all,

may i ask for some advice on my living room layout;

(not sure how to post the photo so put the link here)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2373753615996137&set=a.2373753519329480&type=3

i would like to do 5.1.4

1. where should i be seated? i know the recommended distance but the beam on the ceiling will affect atmos speaker position so where should i sit to enable me to install the atmos speakers easily?
2. where should my rears be positioned?
3. where should my atmos be?
- i cant use upfiring due to the ceiling fan and i cant install false ceiling for ceiling speakers unfortunately

floorstanding and center KEFq600 and 900
surround KEF iq10
atmos - energy take classic


thanks to all for any advice

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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #716 on: June 18, 2019, 12:38 »
Reminds me of Hougang Ave8 point blocks' hall...
Assuming that u oredi decided on setting up video projection, you need to settle the light that shines in from the study table side.
Sound wise, the wall between the 3 bedroom doors are sweet to fit surround left and right.
Ceiling Atmos speaker take Pete's setup as reference/consideration, "lamp hanging" setup, behind the ceiling pillar seems good!

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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #717 on: June 18, 2019, 13:13 »
+1 on hanging some speakers from your ceiling -sdds earth sound has some such speakers.
The final result that you get will depend a lot on your balance of sound vs looks and practicality.
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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #718 on: June 18, 2019, 17:48 »
You can consider Starke Sound Echo for heights.

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Re: ATMOS / DTS-X and Ceiling mounted speakers discussion thread
« Reply #719 on: August 17, 2019, 14:17 »
Is it worthwhile to have (purchase or DIY) back boxes for the in-ceiling speakers?