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post #43531 of 43539 Old 03-26-2017, 12:07 PM
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Hello sir, thank you fro the response. I'm not sure exactly how much room I'll have. In the pict I attached, That's the room, just the current layout of the sellers stuff. So I'm thinking I'm going to put my couch/seating area on the wall where their tv is; and my screen where their couch is. The wall on the left side of the pic is a tad smaller because in the back corner is a small door to the balcony. That's why I was considering the FXi 4 or 6 and doing a really good 5.1 over the 7.1. And I could always add 2 speakers later. I was told the FXi speakers would give me better sound and everything over just having 2 s20s. What's your opinion?
Like I said before, if you don't plan on doing Atmos. The FXia6 would sound good on the sides.
I ran the FXi5's for side-surround for a long time and they sound great. I switched to Monopoles when I upgraded to Atmos.

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Like I said before, if you don't plan on doing Atmos. The FXia6 would sound good on the sides.
I ran the FXi5's for side-surround for a long time and they sound great. I switched to Monopoles when I upgraded to Atmos.

Ok. Yeah as of right now, I think it's to small to do Atmos and no way to really get speakers in the ceiling or anything. Unless you think 2-s20's would be better than the FXi.
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Like I said before, if you don't plan on doing Atmos. The FXia6 would sound good on the sides.
I ran the FXi5's for side-surround for a long time and they sound great. I switched to Monopoles when I upgraded to Atmos.


I couldn't find the FXi5's. But since you owned something similar to A6, would you recommend the A6 over say the S20 or another book shelf type rear speaker for the rears? Lol. I need your ears to help me make my purchase. Lol.
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I couldn't find the FXi5's. But since you owned something similar to A6, would you recommend the A6 over say the S20 or another book shelf type rear speaker for the rears? Lol. I need your ears to help me make my purchase. Lol.
That room is small. If the speakers are going to be a few feet away, I would do the FXiA6. That would eliminate any localization.

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[QUOTE=chi_guy50;51789665]I sure hope that setup sounds great because . . .

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That room is small. If the speakers are going to be a few feet away, I would do the FXiA6. That would eliminate any localization.
What does localization mean? And yes sir, their going to be wall mounted above the couch, above the left and right head/headrest, or above the coach and more to the side towards shoulder or ears level. Being new to home theatre audio, Im not sure of perfect placement for movie theatre sound.
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That room is small. If the speakers are going to be a few feet away, I would do the FXiA6. That would eliminate any localization.
What does localization mean? And yes sir, their going to be wall mounted above the couch, above the left and right head/headrest, or above the coach and more to the side towards shoulder or ears level. Being new to home theatre audio, Im not sure of perfect placement for movie theatre sound.

Not to steal anyones thunder here but I think I'll give it a shot. Localization is where your ears can place where the sound is coming from. In a surround sound envirnonment you want the sound to be dispersed in a way that envelopes you into the action. You want the sound to reflect off walls, ceilings etc. so you can't tell it's coming from any one place but rather it seems as if it's coming from everywhere. This is why Dolby recommends placing your side suround speakers in a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration roughly 3 feet higher then your listening position rather then just at ear level pointing straight at the sides of your head.
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Not to steal anyones thunder here but I think I'll give it a shot. Localization is where your ears can place where the sound is coming from. In a surround sound envirnonment you want the sound to be dispersed in a way that envelopes you into the action. You want the sound to reflect off walls, ceilings etc. so you can't tell it's coming from any one place but rather it seems as if it's coming from everywhere. This is why Dolby recommends placing your side suround speakers in a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration roughly 3 feet higher then your listening position rather then just at ear level pointing straight at the sides of your head.
That is no longer Dolby's recommended speaker placement. In a 5.1 configuration, they recommend placing the surrounds just above ear height. Further, in order to accommodate immersive audio, Dolby has issued the following guidance (source: Dolby Atmos Home Theater Installation Guidelines, April 2015):

"The placement of all listener-level speakers should follow these recommendations, which are based on ITU-R BS.775-3:

All listener[-level] speakers should be at the same height, typically 3.9 feet (1.2 meters), which is ear level for the average seated listener (as defined in ITU-R BS.1116-1). If possible, the height of the rear speakers should be the same as the height of the front speakers. If the room design makes this impractical, or impossible, the rear speakers may be higher than the front speakers. However, we suggest that the height of the rear speakers not be more than 1.25 times the height of the front speakers."

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That is no longer Dolby's recommended speaker placement. In a 5.1 configuration, they recommend placing the surrounds just above ear height. Further, in order to accommodate immersive audio, Dolby has issued the following guidance (source: Dolby Atmos Home Theater Installation Guidelines, April 2015):

"The placement of all listener-level speakers should follow these recommendations, which are based on ITU-R BS.775-3:

All listener[-level] speakers should be at the same height, typically 3.9 feet (1.2 meters), which is ear level for the average seated listener (as defined in ITU-R BS.1116-1). If possible, the height of the rear speakers should be the same as the height of the front speakers. If the room design makes this impractical, or impossible, the rear speakers may be higher than the front speakers. However, we suggest that the height of the rear speakers not be more than 1.25 times the height of the front speakers."
Well, screw them.... I reject your & their reality and substitute my own (which is the old dolby one since my surrounds are 6 feet in the air, and I just put holes in thew all and routed cables to them, and I refuse to do it again)...

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