Originally Posted by noah katz
So it's like they're imprinted with 7.1 genes that haven't been expressed yet, and they can be taken back.
Still don't get running theater surrounds full range; it just make senses to HP any speaker or driver above freq where it cannot produce meaningful output.
Noah. Sorry it's taken time to reply.
Regarding full range surrounds. They can be full range to spec or bass managed.
I have yet to see an ATMOS install without bass management, even in stages with the new JBL surrounds that use 12" LF drivers.
You first question a couple of posts back needs some clarification.
My original conversation and comments were in regards to how the different types of work flow ( ie mixing in 7.1 first or ATMOS ) isn't a meaningful barometer of how effective the ATMOS mix will be.
For clarification let me explain a bit about how ATMOS works.
It is actually a channel and object based system.
You now have a 9.1 channel based bed. In addition to the standard 7.1 you add two arrays of overhead speakers. In addition they have added back two additional behind the screen channels left and right extra... They are not implemented into the bed.
For clarity the bed 9.1 utilizes arrays for the surround zones and overheads, just like a traditional theatrical 7.1 setup.
In addition to the bed, you have an additional 118 discrete objects. The objects can be the size of one speaker or spread out (what is referred to object size.).
When playing back the mix, the rendering unit pans the objects in real time using as many speakers as present in the playback system.
In this way the systems are scalable to the room size and equipment present.Edited by FilmMixer - 11/20/13 at 9:55am