I have been kicking around a 7.2.4 ATMOS/DTS:X system for about a year now, thinking and second guessing myself on speaker selection and placement for the heights while I wait for the next generation of AVS equipment to ship (It has, Marantz 7010, just need to let JD know when I'm ready) and more titles worth watching to be released. (Call JD before making your AVS purchase, you'll be glad you did)
Long story short, my challenge is how to implement the height speakers in my room which has a cathedral ceiling, peak running across the room. The easiest way would be to put up SS3's at 8' - 9' along the sidewalls, but I'm afraid they would be too wide (about 30" outside my mains). I can also put HTR 7000's under soffits, at 8' at the perimeter of the room, again outside the mains. The other, and probably better (?) option, would be to use the HTR 7000's, mounted on the sloped surfaces of the ceiling, probably at about 11'-12', and oriented to optimize to the MLP.
My problem and the reason for posting in this thread rather than the ATMOS or general speaker thread, is that I can't get my head around the geometry needed to sus out the angles to determine proper placement of the speakers to optimize their effect. Since this thread is focused on GET ATMOS systems and implementation, I'm hoping that this focus will draw individuals with more experience and knowledge to comment on the possibilities and perhaps the hurdles to overcome in this situation. I doubt that I'm the only one with cathedral ceilings hoping to enjoy the new immersion experience and I want to have a reasonable expectation of success before a fairly significant cash outlay on equipment and labor to make it a reality.
I've tried to work this out with my local GET dealer, provided pictures of the room, even invited him to the house , to see first hand, with no success. At this point my confidence level in his suggestions for best results isn't very high. Just trying to educate myself so I can make an informed decision going forward.
Thoughts, suggestions, discussion are greatly appreciated.
Triton II- L/R
SSXL - Center
SS3's - Surrounds and Rears
Rythmik 15 subs (2)
Heights - ?????????????
AVS Denon 1913, Upgrade to Marantz 7010 in the near future.
Last edited by BluesSailor; 10-10-2015 at 07:26 AM.
Reason: corrections, clarification