Originally Posted by Frohlich
I wonder in a blended Auro/Atmos home theater if the following speaker configuration would work as a compromise in speaker location that would potentially work well with both formats:
1)start with a 5.1 or 7.1 system (I have 7.1)
2)add two in-ceiling speakers toward the front of the room to serve above the main front L/R existing speakers. These in ceiling speakers would act as both Atmos "front" ceiling speakers and Auro front L/R height channels
3)add three in-ceiling speakers roughly in line with the traditional L/R surround channels and of the three in ceiling speakers use the L/R ceiling speaker as both Atmos "middle" ceiling speakers and use the Center ceiling speaker only for Auro VOG (not turned on for Atmos)
With this configuration you have a 7.1.4 Atmos setup and 7.1.5 set-up for Auro (I think in Auro terminology this would just be 11.1)?
I do think the general idea is quite good but you should think of sone aspects.
2) without knowing your room dimensions and distance between screen and MLP this is hard to answer, but within my setup if complying to the Dolby angles my front top would be in the middle between MLP and screen. If you calculated the angle between top front and MLP and you are within the 30deg range this sounds fibe to me, but if not the speakers could be a little bit too far away for Atmos
3) Again this sounds good for Auro, but AFAIK
Atmos does not support top middle and top front, but onky top rear and top front. So it might be that the speakers are a little bit too close to you. I think for Atmos sound you could face the problem that tge speakers above you are too dominant and the three dimensioal sound above your head wouldn't unfold
Anyway I do think that this setup esoecially for Auro is only possible if you are able to aim the speaker. I explicitly asked Auro for the use of the Jamo IC608 LCR and they replied that this would be accetable. Tge 608LCR is a three way speaker of which middle and height speaker can be aimed. I would try a similar design. (Except for VOG).
As I mentioned before is a similar design but I want to install one pair in the back fulfilling top rear for Atmos and rear height for Auro, one speaker pair in the middle between screen and MLP being top front for Atmos and maybe VOG for Auro and three speakers in the front. L and R being front height for Auro and maybe front height for Atmos if it works. Last one will be the center height for Auro onnly. All seven speakers will be LCRs from Jamo.