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Advice on location for ATMOS surround and ceiling speakers

So, I picked up the new Abby Road 50th Anniversary set, and decided that I must hear the Atmos track. :-)


So, I'm trying to decide optimal location to add 4 in-ceiling speakers, and also the best location for my surround rear speakers. I've included a layout and a few photos of the room below.



The challenge seems to be mostly in locating the surround speakers and the second pair of ceiling speakers... The room is about 22' long, the first row of seating is about 13' back from the projector screen and the second row is only about 4 feet from the back wall. To further complicated things, there is a Window on the rear left wall that limits placement of the surround speakers.



Is it okay for the surround back speaker to be in the corner? What height should it be at? How far towards the back of the room can I put the second pair of ceiling speakers?



Any other advice on speaker placement in this room would be most appreciated!!
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Anyone have advice?

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Let me try asking a different question...

Is it okay if the second pair of ceiling speakers are straight above rather than behind the second row of seating? If so, then I can probably achieve the Dolby recommended angles for both for the main listening position.

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I think you'd be better off putting them a bit behind the second row, maybe 2' off the back wall. I think you'll get a decent sound field for all seats that way, and won't be missing anything.

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I agree with @barryecohen . About 1 to two feet off the back wall and about 1 to 2 feet above ear level to clear the seating for the surround back speakers. I am assuming this is a 7.1.4 setup and the side surrounds would be to the side of your seating. As for the atmos speakers, figure out the distance from your ears to the ceiling, then go forward and back that same distance on the ceiling with the mlp being the center point. This will give you a roughly 45 degree placement (keeping the atmos in line with the front left and right speakers).
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Also, if it were me, I would get rid of the riser and move the back row seating to the other side of the pole/divider so you have 4 seats across if you have the room for it. That would help with lining up your speakers throughout the space.
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@m0j0 , he's talking about Atmos speakers, not surrounds

For surrounds, I'd do back wall and just behind, like lined up with the seat back of, the front row.

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@m0j0 , he's talking about Atmos speakers, not surrounds

For surrounds, I'd do back wall and just behind, like lined up with the seat back of, the front row.
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