Originally Posted by guitarguy316
bumping this thread...
i currently have a denon x3300 and a 5.1 setup. i am planning to buy 2 bookshelf speakers and set them as freight height (only place i can put additional speakers since the living room is a 20+ ft. vaulted ceiling). will my existing 5.1 plus the 2 height speakers roughly 3-4 ft above the front towers be sufficient to gain additional use of the last 2 channels on my AVR?
Originally Posted by mudfrog
I'm in the same boat. Although I was looking to install the front heights closer to the ceiling (not vaulted). My front heights would be around 36-48" higher than my L/R's. My receiver only supports two atmos speakers, so I would only be able to run the fronts.
While only having 9' ceilings, I felt like having front heights was an improvement (I'm thinking the effect with a vaulted ceiling would be even more noticeable).
And then going from PLIIZ w/heights to Atmos with FH, and the same exact locations, was another step up from there, if for nothing else than the more discrete nature of Atmos and object placement.
When talking about using Heights only, the normal suggestion for a x.x.2 setup, would be use them as TM placed in the side wall, at ceiling height, within the plane of the TM angles.
But honestly, it's going to depend a lot on the content, while Side Wall (TM) placement will give you a better feeling of overall space and overhead effect, FH mounting will give you a more discrete placement of sounds that pan with the entire scope of the screen, up, down, across and diagonally. It may simply be a case of, if you can, experiment with both, before permanent mounting.