, you missed it by about 15 minutes man. After I ate, I jumped into the manual setup of audyssey. Atmos is something that Yamaha nor Denon nor Marantz do quite right. Probably room specific too. But I've seen this across Yamaha and D&M now.
They just always set the TFs too low. They had me at about -7 to -8.5db!! They set the TRs, which are really close to MLP, at -3.5db or so and the sub dropped down about -8db. I kicked up the sub 3db, raised the TFs by 1.5db each. and dropped the TRs by an additional 1.5db. It's not perfect but it's damn near on point with my Yammie A2040 setup. You know when you have it right when things are moving through the room, corner to corners, low to high. Not justs sound up above you.
With gravity you literally hear the parachute open below your right shoulder and move through the room up to the far top left corner of the ceiling. The bubbles raise from floor all the way up through the room and come to rest on the ceiling. The frogs swim through the room and the bugs are not on the ceiling but flying THROUGH the room. Rain falls down the room, not just sound from the ceiling. With Leaf demo you will hear the wind blowing through the room, the bugs in the middle of the room the leafs rustling down from the ceiling to the floor.
For some reason, the optimizers just set the TRs so hot it completely ruins the effect. And they tend to under emphasize the TFs so that sound can't travel from surrounds towards the ceiling and in between. When set right, you can clearly hear things fly from TRs through TFs to the LCR. Object base is a reality and x,y,z coordinates pop to life as opposed to discrete channels.
Anyway, it wasn't at it's best since the 7702mk2 was only 10 minutes into it's first usage. I'll tweak things a tiny bit more but it's so damn close now that it actually impressed me.