Originally Posted by Stayreal23
I need help.
I'm just not hearing the benefit of the enabled atmos speakers in the 280fa's (I ran Audyssey and did not make any manual adjustments). Granted, my setup is 3.0.2 (rear speakers getting delivered on Tuesday) but I was still expecting to hear some over head effects.
I watched Mad Max: Fury Road and San Andreas and while they both sounded great, I did not get the atmos experience I was expecting.
Will I notice a huge difference once I incorporate the rear surrounds or will it just sound more like a 5.1 setup?
I know this is not an easy question to answer but I was just wondering if you guys had any thoughts.
I was originally going to post this in the atmos chat but since its related to Klipsch speakers, I figured I would try here first.
Additional info....my room is 18x13.5 with 8' flat ceiling.
I recently kind of got my room going- temporarily have a tv in now for time being, awaiting screen and projector. Receiver is yamaha 3060.
I have the room wired for 9.2.6 and currently using 7.1.4. Using 280f for mains and 450c center and RS62II's for side and back surrounds ( might upgrade to RF7IIIs someday when available). ceiling speakers are CDT-5800 x6.
This is my first time hearing Atmos myself. I was skeptical at first and wondered if all the extra speakers, wiring and cost was worth it. I have to say I am glad I did it. first movie I watched was gravity- and it was amazing. Back surrounds were very active too. I mean that soundtrack rocked. My opinion is a movie done like this will standout much more than a heavy action packed movie. sometimes with all the sounds, things can get a bit overwhelming and lost with so much going on at once. But fly-overs of planes is pretty cool. If soundtrack is done right it can be a very cool experience instead of a big jumbled mess of sounds.
My ceilings are 10ft. so maybe that helps. Room is also dead quiet so that maybe another factor.
coming from watching movies in surround sound in my living room all these years to a dedicated treated room is a huge difference. night and day and really feels like the movies. I think this plays into the Atmos factor as well.
I have never heard the 280f's or any up firing atmos speaker so I cannot comment on how they portray Atmos soundtracks compared to ceiling speakers. Maybe location or reflections is affecting the sound in your setup. I don't think its a Klipsch thing- I mean Klipsch are great for movie soundtracks. Maybe try positioning the speakers a bit different if possible. experiment a bit when you have all your speakers in place. Also i found that acoustic wall treatments made a big difference too,