Originally Posted by the_jaguar
Thanks much for the suggestions. I will see if I can try both positions for the 2nd pair of C34E's and see which one works best, but yes, I will likely optimize for the MLP given that the 1st row of seats will be used most of the time.
Any thoughts on placement of the side surrounds and rear surrounds for my setup?
Room size: 14 x 22 x 8.5
First row: ~12 to 13 feet from screen (~3/5th length of room from the screen)
Second row: ~16 to 17 feet from screen (on a raised platform of 1 foot height)
MLP will be the middle of the 1st row. The back row will likely be overfill. I might end up getting a few beanies in front of the 1st row if there are a larger group of folks.
It will be a 7.1.4 system to start with (based on my sub's performance JBL 560P, I might end up adding another sub later).
Side surrounds: I am thinking of either lining them up with the 1st row or slightly behind (RSL CG3) about a foot above ear level (4.5 to 5 feet) - would this be the ideal location to place them?
Rear surrounds: Unclear as to where to place them - please advise.
Download this pdf file from the link provided, then click open and print it if needed
[PDF]Dolby Atmos® Home Theater Installation ... - Dolby Laboratories
All scenario are in this file, but cover the MLP.
From there you have two choices;
-do everything for your 7.1.4 system as per those instructions for your MLP, or
-do as 7.1.2 system for your first row, and follow the same principal for the second row (another .2 for the second row [both first and second row would have the atmos to their side]), it might work or not, just a shot in the dark.
For the surrounds, too many option.
Personally, I would go with the first option.
Do it for yourself first!
You are the one into it, and it is very difficult to make a whole room good to perfect.