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post #1291 of 1295 Old 08-24-2014, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TimFrost View Post
I know I’m a bit late in this but Peter, you’ve erroneously noted that Atmos is different to Fantasound - I would suggest it is its direct predecessor.

Far from being a multichannel linear system with tracks attached to specific speaker positions in the theatre, the Fantasound audio was recorded optically in 6 discrete channels of instrument groups none of which were allocated to a position in the theatre – you could in fact call them objects (sounding familiar?). Along with these sound objects track, was a separate control track that determined, within the playback system, both the level and the placement of the sound. Isn't that what Atmos achieves?
The only real difference between Fantasound and Atmos is that the former used the newly developed (in 1941) ‘panpots’ which were controlled by geared motors, and Dolby have the advantage of a completely digital chain.
Seems Disney (and Stokowski) were ahead of the game by 60 years , which considering commercial film sound is under 90 years old – is not bad.

Interesting, I've read so many conflicting reports on what Fantasound had/didn't have/setup etc. I'm still not 100% sure how it really worked.

True that it was way ahead of it's time, which really sad when you think of all the potential films it could have been used with until surround was relaunched in the 50s with Cinerama and 'Scope.

You forgot another advantage Atmos has over Fantasound: being used in more than one film

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For Dolby Atmos "Artcoustic" with SL Spitfire Series ROCKS THE ROOM!! WOOOW


Beats Klipsch and all of those.

The good thing is that to drive these speakers you don't need to spend thousands in Amplification because the speaker is very sensitive.
Having a 300w/channel Amp with separated Processor or a good AV Receiver won't make much difference.
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Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
- What is my Darbee Darblet going to do on this HDMI 2.0 output? I assume it would work but I read issues on backward compatibilities...

Can't wait to find out
My Darbee Darblet works just fine with my Denon 5200.
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post
My Darbee Darblet works just fine with my Denon 5200.
Completely forgot I posted this queustion. That's probably why I didn't mention it anymore. Mine obviously also works since I got my unit mid september.

Just got word from my dealer that the TX-NR3030 arrived. He is testing it this evening. Still waiting for Onkyo to arrive at my place to come demo the 3030 against the 5200 and prove that the Onkyo can compete. Can't wait
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Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post
I will need to figure out where to place 4 Atoms in ceiling speakers within the next few months. I'm doing a 7.2.4 system. Looks like I'm going to use the Hsu in wall speakers at this point. From the diagrams I have seen, it looks like the front 2 are at the same width but a few feet in front of the main l/r and the rears a rat the same with as the sides but between the sides and rears. Does anyone know if that is right? I am having a house built and HAVE to use their contractor to install the speakers. Won't be doing Atmos right away, will be down the road. Any help is appreciated

Here you go

ATMOS seems to be very forgiving
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