Originally Posted by Gonzilla13
Who else has one of these and can chime in on ATMOS/height set up? I am interested in rear heights after doing some reading am curious as to how that is set up.
My Denon X6300 asks if I'm using height or ceiling speakers in the setup. I chose height but I'm pretty certain they would get the same signal either way. I have a low ceiling and there's a soffit over half the left half of my room so I couldn't do ceiling speakers. Further, because of that soffit I had to push my front and rear heights out further than recommended. I'd put the height speakers as high on the wall as you can, after all, they *should* in the ceiling.
Audyssey has yet to make an official front/rear height ATMOS speaker placement graphic so I made my own based on combining some different configuration options they had:
Side note: If you can do ceiling speakers, do it. Front/Rear height work very well, but there really isn't a perfect replacement to actual ceiling speakers.
Originally Posted by ology
Have a question on what speakers to add to my 9.1 In-ceiling speakers and where to put them behind or in front listening area, or RH? I have 9.1 with FH and want to go to 11.2. Also would it sound funny if I have 2 as FH and add 2 in-ceiling.
Having Front Height and Rear or Middle Overhead would be fine, but if you can do ceiling speakers, I'd strongly suggest doing front/rear overhead and removing your front height.
When looking at any upgrade you need to keep in mind where you want to be in the future and plan for that final configuration.
Atmos speakers can be:
Whatever your current configuration, the end goal is this:
Any step you take, make sure the end result is on that graphic.
Dolby 7.1.6 Speaker Guide