Originally Posted by kbarnes701
Andy, thanks for your reply, but I am still not clear. You didn't mention before, AFAICR, 'ultra-high-end'. I thought you were describing 'normal' HT gear that more or less anyone could afford - you mentioned getting "the same demo" as you had, but at some of the standard US retail outlets.
My question was straightforward I think - how would a home Atmos setup with 4 ceiling speakers work in a large, commercial-sized space?
I'm not asking you to break any confidentialities or anything and there is no need to name any names, but was the demo you mentioned using normal HT gear of the sort they sell at BB and Frys or was it ultra-high-end?
I guess, i didn't word it right. The products we heard were indeed Ultra-High-End stuff. However, this same manufacture is releasing a high, middle and low price product line. The equipment they used was very clear, excellent quality sound and room size was compensated for by a increase in volume, as i was told, over a smaller room. Now, i took that at face value. Bigger the room, the higher you set the volume, there maybe something else to it, i can't say.
The setup i saw, once finalized, will be similar to what you see at a BB or Fry's or whoever with the separate room and i guess a minute or so of content for demo. Kind of like they are or were doing with the Bose set up's BB had. Now my local Fry's store in Webster, TX, being close to NASA's JSC it's set up to resemble the ISS. So it's has three or four good sized rooms probably 15 by 20 or so, those rooms would make excellent demo rooms and i'm sure they will.
We were also told, that sound quality does not suffer from high to low price, that speakers and power output is what changes. Like every other AVR.
I think not only the CE's, but Dolby, has a lot riding on Atmos and they want to cover as much with it as possible for numerous configurations and room sizes.
It may start off with small systems, to some, but it will end up across a very broad platform once fully released.
And the above, is about as close to details, that i can get on this subject.