Originally Posted by alooffool
Anyone running Atmos/DTS:X with an Energy or Veritas bed layer? Would love to hear what other people are using.
Yes. I recently upgraded my AVR to a Marantz SR7011, which is Atmos capable. My previous receiver was Yamaha RX-A1000 which was 7.1 .
I am running Veritas 2.3 for front, 2.0Ci as center, 2.0Ri as surround back, and PSB Image S5 as side surround. I just couldn't find another pair of Veritas surround (2.0R/Ri) 7 years ago when I moved to 7.1 .
Also have 4 subs - one in each corner - not Energy. All budget subs - one Polk 8", Klipsch Reference 12, BIC F12, and the Monoprice model 12". Probably will replace the monoprice as it has a very slight 60Hz buzz if you put your ear to it, even without any audio cable connected, just the power line. None of my other subs do this. If I ever get around to having my Boston VR500 sub repaired, I will put that in its place.
As far as Atmos speakers, I have some in-ceiling speakers I'm using as top rear. Not sure what they are exactly, they came with the house. Probably Bose of some sort, not really matched with the Veritas at all. Wish I could have sprung for some in-ceiling Veritas . These come even more rarely for sale than the 2.0Ri.
I'm currently running 7.1.2 in Atmos parlance, except the two LFE channels are split between 4 subs .
I have ordered a pair of SVS Elevation (in piano black, to match the Veritas) that I will get next week to run as top front or front height - will decide what looks best and will depend how secure it will be with ceiling mount vs wall mount. So, I will be at 7.2.4 then. I will use my old Yamaha receiver to power the new SVS Elevation speakers.
This weekend, I will also take a listen to a used pair of Veritas 2.3. Might switch my surround or surround back to this new pair, though this may be an issue with the floor plan, I will have to measure and see if it's really doable - there is a large treadmill in the room in the rear, too.
Or just keep the extra pair 2.3 as spare, as I had many problems with my own 2.3 (multiple repairs with frozen woofers, and tweeter too), even though they sound fabulous when they do work. I suppose I have gotten more than 15 years out of them and they have been out for 6 months for repair so it's not too horrible.
My room is a 16' W x 13' D x 8' H (flat ceiling) family room with plaster walls and long drapes, but no acoustic treatments. Things like decor and furniture arrangement take priority over home theater use. My use is 90% gaming/movies and 10% music.
My room is larger in both floor dimensions, more like 24x14, but same regular ceiling height. I use it more for TV and movies, though it has an amazing sound system. Do listen to music there too, mostly on SACD.