AVS Forum Special Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DIY enabled in SoCal / OC
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 696 Post(s)
Yesterday Sanjay paid me a visit in Garden Grove.
We did a geometry lesson while we listened to some PF and in particular, the re-mixed Beatlles "Love' album in 5.1
Following his recommendation to move my surrounds to 90 wrt to MLP makes a big difference as opposed to 110 or so to the back.
Using the diagrams posted a little back we figured out (for my listening/viewing area) that the 4 ceiling speakers will be 2 42" forward of the MLP and 2 the same distance behind and 42" to the left and right, essentially a 7 foot square of speakers aimed down, from the corners, in a "crossfire" MOL, across the MLP.
None of the placements wrt to locations of surrounds or rears puts anything too close to anything else so there is (hopefully) going to be enough "space" for the vectored ATMOS objects to take advantage of and fill the "spaciousness", because we're not getting a watered down consumer under powered chip ARE WE?????
My first choice was to use my "abundant" resources of 4 Klipsch SLX (1 made need a refurb-maybe-IDK) hung horizontally about 6-10 inches down from the ceiling, angled appropriately. I've had them as mains, with a sub, high fronts, surrounds, centers. they put out, usually with an 80 xo. The geometry of the 7 foot square measures 60 inches to the corners from the MLP , mol, and then there is the about 4 foot plus height above., so that makes me think that they are "not too" close. YMMV
One of my hanging methods is to use security camera mounting brackets, about <$25/pair and maybe some metal lumber to facilitate firmly attaching a speaker and getting the right orientation/articulation.
An alternative maybe be a setof KLH C-180B, I have 8 of those.
If i lay things out well enough, i can put almost anything "up there"
But for all the discussion about the ceiling, what can we expect to do about high fronts? are they just going to go away?
standing by . . .