I just watched this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=DFbqJkjfABQ
after it was posted in the Dolby Atmos thread with Scott Wilkerson interviewing Anthony Girimani and found it quite interesting.
First, evidently quite a few of the Klipsch speakers would work in an Atmos situation including even the RS series for wides depending on room layout--interesting.
Second, Girimani used the Klipschorn as a speaker that would be undesirable in a small room because of the narrow dispersion pattern, which I thought interesting but don't know if I agree with--that brought to mind that I really don't know what the dispersion pattern is but with a limited MLP it would seem to be ideal but...
Third, I totally agree with him that having a capable center channel is a MUST for home theater and unfortunately folks seem to skimp on that--He said having 5 1/4" to 6 1/2" LF drivers mated to a larger horn would be ideal. Of course most of our center channels would fit in that category and,
Fourth, his comment about dispersion pattern accompanied the anecdote about the happy medium in sound reproduction where you don't want the sound coming from a precise direction as if from a certain speaker but more of a blending and that is EXACTLY what I noticed about my Home Theater--things pan from the left to right as well as to the surrounds and rears but the sound is more enveloping than sounding like it's being reproduced from a speaker system--Cool!
Unfortunately he only gave examples and speaker placements for several rows of seating and I would like to have seen him expound more on what I have which is a narrow sweat spot that is centered on a comfortable love seat. Anyway, nothing earth shattering in the interview but he gave some good examples which corroborate what can be found in the Atmos thread along with some slight variations that seem to work in other situations.
One of the situations he did mention is that's not good is to put speakers outside of their dispersion patterns (in regard to the MLP), which I've seen some folks post on this thread as well.