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post #31 of 37 Old 10-06-2014, 02:25 PM
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adding another video to decide which area to use for dedicated HT in unfinished basement.

I appreciate your help @SierraMikeBravo and @BIGmouthinDC and especially @Tedd

Once I can decide on a site..I can have some discussion with my wife and opt for Erskine design service or pro layout service..
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Would the pro service recommend one over the other, Shawn?

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I`ve always been a fan of having the entry at riser level.


Move the door to create a hallway and add some more depth to the theater.
And added a snack counter to disguise the sump pump area.
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Would the pro service recommend one over the other, Shawn?
I do!! With new unbuilt theaters, we always recommend the design service over the layout. The layout service is really designed for existing rooms that need help acoustically. The design service also assists in "where is the best place to place my theater", and to help guide you through some of the issues the OP is experiencing now.

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I'd trust Roger's feedback.........period!
If the LCR and surround speakers are different designs then timbre matching will be difficult. For example JTR, the LCRs people typically use are waveguided constant directivity type speakers yet the surrounds are coaxial. Same for DIYSoundGroup. A coaxial is never going to timbre match a waveguide constant directivity speaker....the directivity of the speakers (relationship of on to off axis sound) are too different. You can do some level of timbre matching using EQ but think about what you are EQing. If you measure and EQ the direct sound then if the speakers have different directivities you will still have a timbre matching issue. If you measure and EQ something else like a power response (combination of reflections and direct sound) you will still have timbre matching issues because you are EQing the power response, and working that backward if you now measure the direct sound field for both speakers they will look different (i.e. no change).


The real solution is to use speakers of similar directivities in all positions in the theater, at least all of the surrounds INCLUDING ceiling speakers for Atmos. Only in that way are you going to get a cohesive surround field.

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Atmos enabled are mains and surrounds that bounce sound off the ceiling and contain some circuitry that modifies the frequency response to trick your ears. It is a process licensed by Dolby.

then there are ceiling speakers. the P8s pictured were ceiling mounted and as far as I know do not need and do not contain the circuity.
+1 you don't need some special Dolby stamp to use in ceiling speakers for Atmos. Any of the reasonably sized Procella speakers would work on the ceiling, as long as you pay attention to waveguide coverage. The circular waveguides of the P6 in wall and P5 would likely work better than the standard waveguide which is assymetrical with less vertical coverage than horizontal.

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