Adding Front Height speakers for 9.1 Atmos/DTS:X
So my new Yamaha RX-A2060 will be here Friday to replace my Anthem MRX520. At the moment my setup is (3) Hsu CC8's for LCR and (2) SVS Prime Elevation speakers for surrounds. Room is 11x11x8, loveseat 3ft off back wall and dead middle between side walls with 3ft on each side. TV/LCR speakers are 7ft away from seating, with the Front Left and Right directly on side of TV and Center directly under TV at 24" high. The Surrounds are at exactly 90 degrees in relation to seating and 6ft high.
Along with the Yamaha I am getting a single SVS Ultra Surround that has two sets of speakers (that can be run independently) angled out to allow for Surround Back Left and Right from one mounting position directly behind the middle of my seating. So it'll be a very typical 7.1 setup in terms of height of speakers, angles, layout etc.
Now, I can't do on-ceiling or in-ceiling speakers for an x.x.2 Atmos setup with overheads. But reading the Yamaha manual, I can easily fit two Height speakers (they call them presence speakers) on the front wall up near the ceiling (so 8ft high), either directly above the Front L/R or slightly outside of them (closer to side walls) and since they would be another pair of SVS Elevations, they would easily be angled down towards the seating.
For object based Dolby Atmos and DTS:X tracks, would the heights positioned in this setup offer an uptick in envelopment that others routinely experience with those soundtracks? Or would it be nothing more than a glorified Dolby PLIIz setup of years past?
Last edited by BigCoolJesus; 08-16-2017 at 07:33 PM.