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post #61 of 62 Old 08-14-2019, 09:53 AM
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KEF Q50a Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speakers Review

Originally Posted by KenM10759 View Post
I have more reasons to trust my ears and KEF than an "expert" authority on an internet forum who I know nothing about.

I have the R50's and like how the low ceiling, the speakers, and Dirac Live have all combined to make for a much more dynamic home theater experience than I get at most of the commercial theaters near me.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re wishing away a clear technical impossibility, based on your experience with different speakers that do not advertise dual use capability. Cute, I guess.

Also, I consider commercial cinemas and for that matter “Home Theater experience” to be very low bars that I would expect any very rudimentary home setup to clear. I briefly tried Atmos but found it basically worthless on its own terms (little interesting-to-me content, which is still an issue) and sucked because DSU is such an awful replacement for DPL2 as a 2-channel music upmixer. At the time there was still a pre-pro with Atmos and DPL2 from Yamaha. However, their room correction is terrible, so it was yanked for an obsolete 1st gen base model Anthem AVR. However, I recently heard a setup with Auro upmixing 2ch music, and am newly intrigued. If the Q50 is not crippled with “Atmos Enabled” HF filtering it is a good fit for me to purchase as heights. Auro does not accept bouncers so that solution is out.

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This user's speakers definitely changed in sound when he switched modes, supporting the idea that the AVR applies an upfiring speaker profile or transfer function.
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