Originally Posted by countryWV
Time to focus on what a good set of surrounds can bring to the table. Since you already know what the EDs have to offer anything short of the S8 may end in disappointment although Beast's design may prove worthy.
Matt has one of the beymas, and we are just waiting for the new v2 DATS stuff to come out from PE at this point. Once all that happens, it should be a pretty quick to finish product. I do want to redo the boxes at some point, and for the side surrounds I really like how Lbrown's modified S8's look and would be something I would consider following. The box they are in now is 13" deep at the top, and around 8" at the bottom IIRC, might be less. The angle isn't quite enough for the sides, but almost perfect for the rears.
Originally Posted by lbrown105
I guess I mean to ask to you think it will be noticeable without a major investment in more speakers?
Not for a while IMO. First you have content that needs to come out, heck, they just barely are getting things out in full 7.1 at this point. Second, the AVR's and pre's need to get the computing power up to really do a full implementation of atmos. Third, DTS still doesn't have anything in AVR's at this point and I for one would wait until both formats are available. having a pre (8801) right now, and just dropping on that 7 channel Dsonic (which I LOVE), I don't want to think about amplifying more channels right now.
Regardless, things should shake out over the next year or so, and I will sit casually by as they do
I am sure even the early adopters will have an improved experience for sure, but my guess is they will continue to refine the processing and implementation over the next little while.