Originally Posted by jlpowell84
Carp, is the Atmos thread best place to learn placements? I have a small room in the works, a single couch. I know 4 overheads much better than 2. But I'm thinking I could get away with two wall surround behind MLP facing at middle of couch. Def intrigued at the RSL option, if few of you say it's a great budget Atmos then it must be having heard numerous products out there. Anyways I can get the Amtos and surround wired in wall during building phase so I want/need to figure out where I will be putting them! Or I suppose general location but if I can get away with no wires on wall why not...
Sorry for the late reply!
I'm not sure how 2 overheads compare to 4 because I've always had 4.
I will say though... I am thinking of going back to moving my side surrounds to behind the listening position. I feel like having surround speakers slightly behind the listener gives you that fully surrounded feel.
Everytime I go to Archaea's place I like the surround field better than at my own house and he has his side surrounds ar around 100-110 degrees I would estimate. I hear so much more behind me, and I still get a natural side sound field. I also get a better surrounded feel when sitting on my back row couch, probably because the rear surrounds are at around 110 degrees to the center of the back couch seat.
I plan to do some more experimenting in the next couple weeks and then make a decision on moving my sides and perhaps even getting some RSL's because I'm getting sick of how far into the room the SCS8's stick out.
Back to your original question, yes that thread is good but in a nut shell make sure that your 7.1 speakers are pretty close to ear height so that you have a large seperation (as far as the angle goes) between them and your ceiling speakers.