Hey guys...just a quick update.
I have my full RSL theater room wired up, including the Atmos channels. Trying to work out amp draw at the moment to make sure I don't overload the circuit, but I've tested out a few demo tracks, and wow...even without calibration, these new RSLs are dynamic as hell. One thing I've noticed is that they really come alive when you turn them up a tad more than you would initially. In other words, when you turn them up to your preferred volume level, if they sound a bit flat, give them one or two more notches on the dial, and that should fix it. I don't know why RSLs seem to mimic my Magnepans so much, as usually box speakers don't do that, but the RSLs mimic them both in terms of break in and volume.
Also, if anyone else is running an Atmos system, I highly recommend downloading the two Atmos demo clips on the official Dolby site. They are called "Leaf" and "Amaze", respectively. I use my female roommate in a similar role as "Beaker" from the muppets. She's not into audio at all, but she's always willing to listen to stuff when Im making changes. I knew how good the dolby trailers sounded ahead of time, so I made her a bet. I told her up front that this 1-min clip was going to blow her mind...and I bet her that even with that build-up, she'd think the actual demo surpassed the "blowing the mind" stage. It's a bet I won easily.
My furniture should be arriving soon, so once I finish and clean up, I'll be happy to post a few pics if anyone wants to see them. The Atmos channels are more active than I anticipated, even with the "fake" Atmos, as I call it...the Dolby Surround upmixer. I'm using that a lot since I won't be getting a 4k display anytime soon, and in many cases the Atmos track won't stream if it doesn't see a 4k display. Sort of annoying, but thankfully both Dolby Surround and DTS X:Neural are very good upmixers - even with 2 channel source material.
Sorry to be long winded...RSLs rock. Over and out