Originally Posted by dmercer3
couple months into having my klipsch 5800's (4 total). I am interested in the angle debate going as I pretty much maxed the angle of the woofer (90%) to point them directly at the MLP. I then slightly angled the tweeter (15%) towards the MLP as well.
I wonder if I am 'supposed' to not angle them and just rely on dispersion?
I will add at $400 per on these things, I probably should have spent less, hearing the success here of much cheaper options.
As a former Klipsch dealer I can offer my opinion having worked a fair amount with the line. Their basic in-ceilings and in-walls tend to overlap and blend between each other in terms of discernible quality. I really did not see large performance or technical differences between the price jumps when comparing a model up or down within the same size series.
To clarify: I found only a slight differences between the 5800 and the 3800, and a slight difference between the 2800 and the 1800.
That is not to say there wasn't obvious difference between the entry level 1800 or 2800 and the 5800 or 3800 - because there is, but within a series of each other the differences were subtle depending on what the application is. For ATMOS, I could see the 3800 or 5800 being a cleaner sound than the models below them either of them. They would also offer better low end performance or power handling without breaking up if you listen loud. But the 3800 & 5800 would kind of be splitting hairs between the two.
Even though there are tonal and output differences between the models, they all present sound in the traditional Island dome in front of a woofer way. I could see the MICCA speaker and the 2800 model Klipsch being very similar.
Originally Posted by dmercer3
what do you mean they are not the mains?
My marantz set them up at upper front left and right and upper rear left and right, I still have a LCR and Rear surround, all togethor is a 5.1.4 configuration identified by my marantz as the proper Atmos setup.
Are you saying if you put the upfiring speakers rather than in ceilings and then config the amps appropriately you will get 'more' information for atmos?
sounds a bit crazy.
To my point, if that were the case the dolby atmos demos would not sound good at all.. right?
I can't speak for the guy you quoted, but most people refer to "MAINS" as the front Left, Center, & Right.
In a perfect world all of the speakers in a multi-channel audio system would be voice matched identically or of the same series depending on size requirements or desired dispersion. Some guys do not adhere to this ideal and mix and match between the front "MAINS" and all of the surrounds.
To relate that back to your angling questions: High frequencies are much more directional than the low ones. The 8" woofer cone also radiates in a much bigger pattern to start spreading out into the room than the small 1" tweeter. Angling them is always up to the room and seating positions. Maybe if someone couldn't get them close enough over head or in the optimal position, etc etc. it might make sense to angle them more extremely than just the tweeter or the typical 15 degrees.