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Dolby atmos setup with sloped ceilings

Hi- I’m very new to this world and need advise on how to accomplish Dolby atlas surround in a newly built family room with sloped ceilings. I’m planning to place a center channel beneath the TV, and wondering if all other speakers could be mounted in ceiling as they will point down at the seating area using the natural slope of the roof. The room has lots of windows so there isn’t much in wall space for side speakers at ear level. I’ll attach a photo and any advise would be greatly appreciated!
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I have a very similar room. The only way I've thought of is to put them behind the cross beams flush with the bottom of the beam. But my beams are beautiful hand carved knotty pine and I don't want to mess them up ay more. I compromised with the projector placement. So I'm sticking with 5.1.


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I’m planning to place a center channel beneath the TV, and wondering if all other speakers could be mounted in ceiling as they will point down at the seating area using the natural slope of the roof.
In that case, I would not bother with Atmos. Immersive audio formats (Atmos, DTS:X, Auro4D) work by separating sounds around you from sounds above you. You're not going to get that separation if all the speakers (except centre) are above you. Height speakers should be above you (in or on the ceiling) while the other speakers should be around you (close to seated ear height).
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Yeah. I didn't even register that when I read it the first time. With a sloped roof and speakers pointed down to the opposite wall, you're not even going to get very good stereo separation. The sound will ping pong all around the room randomly. You probably should mount them with a box around them so they can point straight down. Diagonal across the room won't work.

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I have sloped ceilings and when I go atmos, I will have to mount them so they fire straight down, otherwise the imaging will get messed up and not produce desired results.
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