Are large L/R/C speakers passé with the advent of Atmos, Trinnov and Dirac?
So as one contemplates their future home theater, I cannot help wonder if the large L/R/C setup isn't dead. I look at Atmos and other installations and they seems to favor multiple smaller speakers, with large subs. So for the front, you want multiple levels for elevation and expanse. So call it 9 smaller speakers on the front couple on top, sides and back. Just seems like smaller, possibly self powered speakers are the way to go. While it might favor HT at first, the advent of Trinnov and others suggest a similar setup might be preferable for audio only as well. Is this the correct way of looking at things? s