Atmos with no place for ear level surrounds? (Ceiling only)
I have a very open floorplan with no place for a right rear surround at ear level, unless I want it standing in the middle of a room for everyone to walk around -- not wife approved.
So, I am already stuck with my surrounds being in ceiling speakers.
Even worse, my couch is against a back wall and I really can't move it forward, which means my in ceiling surrounds are at the 90 degree mark.
Given that, is there any benefit to me adding Atmos speakers? In looking at the layout recommendations for Atmos 5.1.2, it appears that the normal in ceiling location for the Atmos speakers would be not far enough forward of my surrounds to make any appreciable difference. Am I wrong?
What about moving them a little further forward -- almost as if I was setting up a 5.1.4 but only with the forward two speakers?
I just don't know if it's worth the effort given that I'm stuck with ceiling surrounds.
Thanks for your input!