Originally Posted by cannga
Thanks for the excellent info: so the first 4 extra speakers beyond the base 7.1 of Dolby Atmos are central and not over front and rear speakers, like Auro?
In other words, 7.1.4 of Atmos locates extra speakers more centrally towards middle of room, whereas 7.1.4 of Auro locates extra speakers over front and rear speakers?
Another quesion please: Has DTS released recommendation for DTS MDA's speaker placement? Is there a similar diagram to the one for Dolby Atmos above?
I don't have a lot of time to convince anyone but I admonish Sanjay and other would be home theater atmos designers, that they should not be taking in the Japanase partners main atmos layout as the end all. I do not know if it was getting myself banned at the atmos thread (for saying exactly how it should go down for the high end) that did it, but it got Dolby's attention, yesterday I had 4 emails from the very top atmos brass at dolby.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO do HT right, you should have a wall to ceiling PIVOT screen, in that case follow the CINEMA LAYOUT INSTEAD, which means forward Height batteries deployed as high up in the screen.like so.
I am forewarning that the japanese partners preferred methods and procedures are stricly for the Mid End
(isn't there another part of the forum for that. The high end theaters will be a small version of the cinema standard.
With a ricochet in the ceiling speaker with similar driver than the direct lcr you will NOT be able to perceive the complete resolution, this should have been accomplished with sound projector phased piston arrays a la yamaha to be able to create the pinpoint directionality.
As to what type of ceiling treatment was okd by the atmos team to bounce the top of screen channels and back of room heights above peoples heads? (Not saying that it applies to mid end home theater atmos modules).
These were approved for rooms like skoll or aegir:
And to anyone wanting to do a serious atmos state of the art system, I have been privy to the road-map on the professional atmos processor and with it's upconverting algorithms which will be... I'll drop the bombs on my blog over the weekend with all the juicy details.