Originally Posted by Kenb21
How u liking the R50 Atmos modules? Are u getting the sound ‘over you’? Also how far back is your Mlp? I’m thinking of getting them once I decide on which set of R Floorstands I will be getting. R50s just for the front though
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I like them but KEF did not have the Q series modules when I purchased them. I am not sure how much more you get using the R series modules over the Q and that would be a nice test.
To be honest, I jumped thru hoops to get front and rear Atmos added to my set-up. I replaced my AVR that I was using as a pre-pro to the actual pre-pro version. Bought a seven channel multi-amp for the rears and front/rear Atmos speakers and being in for five or six months now I would say I spent a lot of money for a bit of return.
I have purchased some really good discs and bought a few movies on VUDU and had some really good results. Each case is different I guess but I have fairly high ceilings. I use the KEF dedicated stands in front for my REF 1 and they are 21 inches high. I think the front modules would work better with more height but I am not willing to go there right now.
I had the front modules prior to the rears by many months. I would say if I could only start with one I would have gone with the rears first now. I am getting some solid results from the rears but again they seat up higher than my front modules. The best movie I've had for a good front to rear pan was that latest Anabelle movie. It was pretty wicked in sound and that's when I had my okay- this might be worth it moment.
I have demoed at a dealer properly mounted speakers up high and in proper locations in a dedicated room. What a mind bending experience. I wish I could have that type room but that's not the case for me.
I would say modules worth it if you don't expect every movie you watch to be an Atmos ear opener. For me it has not been but when it does hit in certain movies it's pretty cool.
For the financial return it would have been great to compare the Q and R modules. With Q I think you have to go matte black over the piano in the R and they look to be smaller but for this purpose I wonder what is gained one vs the other but R looks more substantial in build, finish and the different driver but for brief overhead sounds?
I really need to play around with Dirac as well as it may be setting them too soft. I think I might run them a little hot for awhile and see how it goes. It could be some adjustments here and there would really improve things.