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post #1411 of 1437 Old 12-15-2015, 08:09 PM
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Looks great! Are those Volt-6s as surrounds / Atmos? What are you using for mains?
Yes volt-6s for all 8 surround/Atmos channels. DIYSG Elusive 1099's as LCR behind the AT screen. 4 18" stereo integrity subwoofers,one in each corner.
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Looks great! Are those Volt-6s as surrounds / Atmos? What are you using for mains?
I just got done snooping his theater, and his mains are 1099s from DIYSG.

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My finished 7.4.4 Atmos theater.
This is BEAUTIFUL!!! WAF is through the roof! My wife would so go for this. It looks like a room that anyone could enjoy and I love the chairs!

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You're all making me wish I could win the lottery or something with your ridiculously awesome builds! I have a perfect space (in my mind) in the home I moved into a little over a year ago to put my home theater and I've already developed a 3D render of what I'm looking to do (below). The former resident had a boxing gym, but the space is now completely empty and ready for me to just finish it into the theater in the video below. But, with having just started a family, my financial priorities currently lie elsewhere. Still cant wait for the day I can get this theater up and running!

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Just looked up your build thread, very nice !
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Finished

This small room was build in our garage, for building pictures look at my thread!

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Technically still our family room, but I'm done for now.

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Looks cozy! Are you using Auro 3D? The way your speakers are set up it looks like it.

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This original design and speaker placement was for Auro, and Auro may end up being "one of" the formats, but currently I'm using an Atmos only AVR in an expanded 7.1.4 Atmos setup. Actually works pretty well, there's enough ceiling reflection to create a decent overhead bubble.

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This original design and speaker placement was for Auro, and Auro may end up being "one of" the formats, but currently I'm using an Atmos only AVR in an expanded 7.1.4 Atmos setup. Actually works pretty well, there's enough ceiling reflection to create a decent overhead bubble.

Interesting! Can you explain how you expanded the Atmos setup?

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Interesting! Can you explain how you expanded the Atmos setup?
Simply multiple surrounds and heights, the speaker layout is 9.4.8, my current Yamaha RX-A3040 doesn't allow for wides so I'm simply running 2 pairs of surrounds with a split signal into individual amp channels, what would be wides are at about 65° and the regular surrounds are at about 100°. Then there is a height speaker above every bed layer speaker except the center, the Front Heights and Wide Heights are a split signal as are the Surround Heights and Rear Heights. I've played with all the different Atmos settings and found that in my room having the front four set to Front Heights/Presence works better than Top Fronts, same with the rear four, Rear Heights/Presence sound better than Top Rears.

I'm waiting to see what happens with Emotiva's new XMR-1 processor, if it comes about the way it's supposed to I'll be running it as 9.1.6 and doubling up my Wide and Surround Heights as Top Middles, if not I'm simply adding another 3040, running them both simultaneously and splitting the height speakers between the 2 to give me a discrete 8 speaker Top Layer, and use a Mini DSP to slightly adjust phase for the actual surrounds from one of the AVR's to create Pseudo Wides. (Basically run the Wides off one AVR and the Surrounds off the other, slightly adjust the phase in the Surrounds to give the effect of the sound arriving at the Surrounds just a millisecond or two later than at the Wides. Won't be prefect for discrete sounds but should be pretty decent for panning sounds.)

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Simply multiple surrounds and heights, the speaker layout is 9.4.8, my current Yamaha RX-A3040 doesn't allow for wides so I'm simply running 2 pairs of surrounds with a split signal into individual amp channels, what would be wides are at about 65° and the regular surrounds are at about 100°. Then there is a height speaker above every bed layer speaker except the center, the Front Heights and Wide Heights are a split signal as are the Surround Heights and Rear Heights. I've played with all the different Atmos settings and found that in my room having the front four set to Front Heights/Presence works better than Top Fronts, same with the rear four, Rear Heights/Presence sound better than Top Rears.

I'm waiting to see what happens with Emotiva's new XMR-1 processor, if it comes about the way it's supposed to I'll be running it as 9.1.6 and doubling up my Wide and Surround Heights as Top Middles, if not I'm simply adding another 3040, running them both simultaneously and splitting the height speakers between the 2 to give me a discrete 8 speaker Top Layer, and use a Mini DSP to slightly adjust phase for the actual surrounds from one of the AVR's to create Pseudo Wides. (Basically run the Wides off one AVR and the Surrounds off the other, slightly adjust the phase in the Surrounds to give the effect of the sound arriving at the Surrounds just a millisecond or two later than at the Wides. Won't be prefect for discrete sounds but should be pretty decent for panning sounds.)
That's because you don't have an Atmos layout. You should always have the speakers where the AVR thinks they are for proper placement.. especially with object based.

You are layed out for a height bed, this isn't an Atmos layout (not even close really) and also why Atmos settings don't sound right..., heights would be the closest setting to place objects as close as possible to the proper location.

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That's because you don't have an Atmos layout. You should always have the speakers where the AVR thinks they are for proper placement.. especially with object based.

You are layed out for a height bed, this isn't an Atmos layout (not even close really) and also why Atmos settings don't sound right..., heights would be the closest setting to place objects as close as possible to the proper location.
I know it's not prefect but I still get decent overhead panning and this way I was able to use the speakers that I wanted and not have to get into the ceiling at all.
The only ones that are really off are the surround heights, the reflection off the Wide Heights is such that it blends nicely with the Front Heights fairly close to the area which would be in the overlap that Atmos gives you between the Front Heights and Top Heights, and the reason I use the Heights setting instead of Tops (which also worked decent) was that with them set as Heights, height sound from the front and rear that came from a distance and panned over you sound extended farther out.
The original layout was for Auro, but it adapts very well for Atmos, basically the heights work like using an Atmos enabled speaker, just with a much larger and more capable speaker and having it closer to the ceiling for the reflection.
Panning is actually pretty accurate and I have yet to notice a gap, besides object placement still uses two or more speakers at the same time so having them be slightly off really isn't that bad, if the panning is good, what's the difference if a specific sound is off by a foot or two, and how would I even know.
The only reason I'm changing AVR's at all is to get DTS-X and simply be able to use the speakers in the layout I have, in a more discrete manor if I can, if the XMR-1 doesn't come to fruition, running a second 3040 would only be a temporary thing until a more capable solution comes about.
Before this I ran an expanded 9.2 setup with heights and simply wired it so that the surround layer was just duplicated up top, and of course using Atmos with this setup is far superior, besides, this is also just a temporary solution, the only reason I'm using the 3040 at all is because my old AVR died prematurely and the XMR-1 wasn't close, and I got it used from a friend.
And again while not being prefect and or complete, I figured it didn't hurt to let other people know how well I think it does work, if you can't go with the "approved" layout of in-ceiling. I'm not afraid of the Sound Police coming to get me...

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I know it's not prefect but I still get decent overhead panning and this way I was able to use the speakers that I wanted and not have to get into the ceiling at all...
I'm not afraid of the Sound Police coming to get me...
They sure were getting their riot gear ready. Hey, if it works for you then it works for you. My Fronts are spread 44 degrees and although not at the recommended 22-30 degrees my sound sound stage is wide and impressive. Yeah of course it would be more ideal to have fronts setup properly and wides but a 7.2.4 is all we got.

However, with all of those splitters, it seems like it would do more harm than good...

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I still need to get the good camera out and take some better shots with a wide angle lens.







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It took awhile, but following up on post 1304 of this thread... I finally got around to painting the minisplit... thanks for the idea!



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It took awhile, but following up on post 1304 of this thread... I finally got around to painting the minisplit... thanks for the idea!

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Yours looks GREAT! And is 150% less conspicuous! It just blends in so seamlessly.

The Minisplit is such a great solution for so many home theater HVAC problems.



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My theater is ugly but gets the job done nicely. One of the nice things about it being ugly is that when it comes time for me to do an upgrade, aesthetics never get in my way.

Most recent upgrade was over the holidays to add on four Atmos height channels. My theater is "done" for a while. I will add a few more GIK tri-traps this year to finish corner treatment. Late this year I plan to turn my attention away from audio and give the video side of things an upgrade. I want to see what comes out at CEDIA, but I anticipate a substantial upgrade from my current BenQ w1070.






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My living room home theater nothing compared to some of the beauty's I've seen on here but itll due for now
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I'm loving the Game of Thrones banners. I've got the House Sigils above the door in my room.
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I'm a GOT fan myself... did you print those banners and posters yourself? If printed and if you have the images, you might be able to turn them into acoustic panels and therefore they would serve a dual purpose...

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