Originally Posted by audioguy
I will be interested in the results you obtain when upgrading to Atmos. It appears as though your sides/rears are mounted high on on the wall so the angular separation between them and the ceiling speakers is not huge.
The FH/TH speakers are 40° elevation. I will use them as FH so I can hear Neo:X. But will also try TH to see if that alters the result.
The rear speakers are elevated 130° (the TR zone said to be 125-150°), which, being a 10° higher angle of incidence than the fronts, may seem steep, but it is just 30° above the surround "plane" which is elevated 20° for all 4 surround speakers. I think a 30 deg offset is adequate to distinguish the heights from the surrounds.
I have the same issue. The tweeters of my sides/rears is right about 6 feet - which was the recommended height when the world only knew about 7.x. While I could lower the surrounds it would not be without substantive mess and expense. I think my room is a good bit larger than yours (22 x 19 x 8) but I'm still concerned about this issue in my room.
While the common wisdom is to align tweeters to ear level for front speakers, or aim tweeters to the head, that's all about ensuring the frequency response is not degraded. The acoustic center of a speaker is not the tweeter axis, but closer to the midrange. So your imaging elevation might be a bit lower than you think. And with your wider room, that too lowers the effective angle.
Lastly, I have been looking at celing speakers as well and was concernned that the Tannoys that you selected were a bit large. After seeing them in your room, they aren't exactly invisible
You should see them with the lights off. Invisible.
Also, I very much appreciate your contributions to this forum.When are you expecting your 7200 (which is probably what I will purchase as well)?
My hat is off to you as well, sir. I have been following your blind A/B thread. I, too, suffer expectation bias, and I bought the SSP-800 to get access to HDMI content and PEQ. But I was hoping it would not sound too much worse than the Tag McLaren AV32DP I'd been using since it trounced an older Meridian 861 I was using. Imagine my surprise when the SSP acquitted itself with a degree of textural detail I was just not expecting. Knocked me out, in a good way.
My dealer buddy will turn one around for me the minute he can lay hands on one. I'm expecting it will be very soon, as they are in the US.