Author Topic: Dolby Atmos speakers  (Read 446 times)

Offline EJC

Dolby Atmos speakers
« on: June 18, 2019, 09:33:25 AM »


Calling all Dolby Atmos fans would a speaker setup like this be ideal for Atmos? Unfortunately cant install over head ceiling speakers and not a fan of Atmos modules...
Thinking of running 4 Yamaha NS-AW392s for a 5.1.4 setup... thoughts?


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Offline KenMasters

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 10:18:53 AM »
Youd need a speaker at ear level and at ceiling level for Atmos. A single speaker higher up remains vanilla surround.

If you have high enough ceilings for good separation it could work.

Offline windshear

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 10:23:17 AM »
Dolby Atmos allows either Height or Tops, so it would work. As mentioned, the better the separation the more effective.

Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 10:25:19 AM »
Youd need a speaker at ear level and at ceiling level for Atmos. A single speaker higher up remains vanilla surround.

If you have high enough ceilings for good separation it could work.

Currently have a 5.1 setup with rear surrounds sitting at ear level... ceiling height would be roughly 3/4 meters high...


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Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 10:27:35 AM »
Currently have a 5.1 setup with rear surrounds sitting at ear level... ceiling height would be roughly 3/4 meters high...


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Apologies 4/5 meters high


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Offline isaac3201

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 10:29:13 AM »


Calling all Dolby Atmos fans would a speaker setup like this be ideal for Atmos? Unfortunately cant install over head ceiling speakers and not a fan of Atmos modules...
Thinking of running 4 Yamaha NS-AW392s for a 5.1.4 setup... thoughts?


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I used polk OWM3 before for atmos and worked quite well so these Yamaha's should do the trick
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Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 10:35:41 AM »
Dolby Atmos allows either Height or Tops, so it would work. As mentioned, the better the separation the more effective.

Would have a separation of 3 meters between surrounds and heights for atmos


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Offline pwatts

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 06:40:05 PM »
I have my coax rears 50cm above ear level and Atmos speakers on a bulkhead 140cm above ear level. Works well for 7.1, will see what it does with 5.1.2 when a new processor comes. Rears and overheads are at the same width and rears (unfortunately) only 30cm behind ear level due to couch being at the back wall. Coax speakers with good horizontal dispersion helps though.

Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 03:15:36 PM »
Youd need a speaker at ear level and at ceiling level for Atmos. A single speaker higher up remains vanilla surround.

If you have high enough ceilings for good separation it could work.

Is atmos that much of a difference over normal surround sound to warrant the extra expense/setup or would one have more joy for example opting for a dedicated power amp to power the front speakers rather??


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Online BiZKiT

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
Is atmos that much of a difference over normal surround sound to warrant the extra expense/setup or would one have more joy for example opting for a dedicated power amp to power the front speakers rather??


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Atmos if done right will be the best thing you ever experience. You are welcome to pop in for a demo.

Offline Ju_dy@RT

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 04:18:54 PM »
The idea behind atmos overhead speakers is just that... overhead. So unless the sound comes from above, at least mimics it, it's really not atmos.

When it's placed like that... it will pretty much be 7.1.


But if you want overhead speakers and cant accommodate in ceiling? there is ALWAYS a way.

Styrofoam strips are cheap cheap and can sort out ANY cable handling you might need.

« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 04:24:43 PM by Ju_dy@RT »

Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 07:27:02 PM »
Atmos if done right will be the best thing you ever experience. You are welcome to pop in for a demo.
Take you up on offer soon ;)


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Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 08:12:50 PM »
Setup as follows (excuse the wonderful photoshop skills)


Listening position


Proposed left surround + atmos speakers


Right surround + atmos speakers


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Offline EJC

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 08:13:42 PM »
Setup as follows (excuse the wonderful photoshop skills)


Listening position


Proposed left surround + atmos speakers


Right surround + atmos speakers


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Thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated


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Online BiZKiT

Re: Dolby Atmos speakers
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2019, 08:47:54 PM »
Anytime i also have a range of options you can use.