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Thank you for a very informative review of the Atmos, I was looking forward to reading a more balanced impression on this.
I also note that there are several sound-related issues that keeps coming up, and these are not related to Atmos or object-based audio.
The media business really have to start pushing in the right direction to actually improve sound quality, the recent trend of louder and louder and more compressed, distorted sound tracks does not impress, and when people actually bring earplugs to auditions that should be a very obvious clue.
Object-based audio has been around for some time now, and we also see an improvement in surround sound presentation on some recent releases, if this is due to the object mixing, perhaps someone like Filmmixer could elaborate.
For most set-ups the potential for improvement lies in better speakers with better capacity and room acoustic treatment, not more speakers.
A properly calibrated 7.1 system already has the capability to deliver a very good three-dimensional sound presentation.
Get the basics done right first.