Originally Posted by kbarnes701
And do you have a vise to clamp your head in while watching a movie?
Of course not , but in order to take maximum advantage of my limited options on the ceiling space (because , as you know, my surrounds and back surrounds are too placed on the ceiling) I needed to find the best max distance between heights and surrounds so I would be able to differentiate the output of each set of speakers against the other ... at least, that was the intention .
I also had to include the position of the Wides with relation to the overhead heights placement on the ceiling , even thou they are at 3.5 feet from the floor .
I spend a few days on thinking and on doing measurements , so it wasn`t easy and besides all of that , I wanted it to look right too for the wife approval angle , so, it wasn`t easy at all .
But it worked .
Now , on music , which in contrast to movies where the surround sound is more sporadic , I can enjoy the distinct difference in between dolby surround and DTSNeo :X music formats .
On DSU format , the surround sound is more centered at front and from the top of my seating position to the back and down because the top middle speakers are working ... separately from the sound of the surrounds behind me .
With the DTS Neo :X music format instead , the surround sound is extensively spread out at front to the sides because of the Wides . The front heights overhead are also clearly distinct (the top middles are silenced) so the surround sound is extended to the sides of the room at front and from the top front down with the surrounds and back surrounds filling up the back . It is just a matter of taste and types of music to go with one or the other format , but both formats are absolutely fantastic .
As an example , Patricia Barber sounds better on DTSNeo:X Music , in my humble opinion .
I am pleased with the system I put in place . I have obtained what I wanted . Even thou Atmos is perhaps not technically correct on the speakers location because of the above surrounds placement , the sound of the atmos movie was incredible .
The other movies that I have tried (since the last two weeks when the 7200 arrived) were DTS HD master Audio and on the A-DSX format the sound is also incredible ... I am completely satisfied with the performance of my 7200W and well worth its cost .
If I were to compare the surround performance between my old 5803 and the 7200 , in reality , there is no comparison at all . It is like comparing a domestic Siamese cat to a Bengala Tiger . The surround formats on the 7200W are so advanced that there is no comparison , so every time I power it up I am thrilled .
Do I need to clamp my head ? the answer is , happy to say it , no .
Last movie I rented yesterday was FURY ... what can I say ... I am still thinking about the sound on that movie ... the tank battle was unbelievably real