Originally Posted by jer181
Thanks for the suggestion. Don't you have to have a receiver capable of Atmos, or do you just hook them up to a regular receiver as extra channels? (I have a SC67 which is capable of 11.2)
How do you think the Klipsch 3800 would pair with KEF? I haven't looked into it but I'm pretty sure that KEF also makes in ceiling speakers.
The only problem I see with that layout is the back speakers. Its a very narrow wall to mount speakers on and on the other side I was planning on putting a built in AV cabinet. First thought was to just do 5.2 and mount the sides where you have put the back atoms speakers on either side of the wall but am unsure if they would hit the MLP in the correct spot, hence was thinking about Kef's Q800D, which are dipoles.
any thoughts on that?
You maybe able to place them on the outside walls, making sure the main drivers of the rear speakers are aimed towards the MLP.
As far as Atmos, yes, you'll need a Atmos receiver, however, If you don't have one at the moment, I would definitely wire for it while you have the walls all opened up and no drywall. You will definitely want Atmos on your next receiver upgrade.
As far as the cabinet, I would recommend having an AV rack. Not sure if you have done a layout of your equipment in the rack already, but you can hone in on how much space you need if you do.
Originally Posted by jer181
I really like this placement but I'm still unsure if it's achievable. The back speakers would have to be on that wall enclosing the telepost, which is only 14" wide. Also I have a built in rack on the wall leading under the stairs. If I make the rack 4ft tall and 32" off the floor I'm only left with 12 1/2" of wall above the rack where I can mount the other speaker. Any suggestions on the spacing of the AV rack? maybe I'm going with overkill with a 4ft inwall rack/shelving.
If I only go with side surrounds I'm unsure if I should put them in front or behind of that small hallway opening. With a 2ft screen wall that leaves me with 10ft to the start of that hallway, so I we would be sitting right at that point, not before. Am I losing much if I mounting dipoles on that 10ft mark or should I have them behind us with the one dipole speaker hitting the back wall and the other aimed at the back of our heads?
In regards to in ceiling would I space them even in the room, taking into consideration the soffit's running down the sides of the room.
As far the in-ceilings, Atmos setup guide is what i refer to. from the center line to the center channel at ear level, your Top Front Left speaker from the MLP should be up to a 45 degree and and over to the left at anywhere from 30 to 60 degree's.
Repeat this for the TFR, TRL, TRR speakers.
Atmos Setup Guide.