Need Help: Atmos Upgrade Suggestions?
I currently have a 5.1 setup (pictured below). Note that my subwoofer remains unseen, as it sits in a far right corner behind a chair. Everything I have has been professionally calibrated, so I'm definitely getting the most out of my current setup. However, this was all done before Atmos came about.
Keep in mind, with my setup not really allowing a lot of flexibility due to limited space, if I wanted to go with an Atmos setup, what would be my best option? Would my best option be to just add two ceiling speakers directly above the TV? Or should the ceiling ones be slightly behind the TV or slightly in front? Ceiling is really my only option, but all of the diagrams confuse me? My current surrounds in the ceiling that sit directly above me are Polk MC80s, so I was just going to buy a second set and have the audio guy I know install and wire them for me. But what would be the best placement?
The other question I have, and this is my ignorance here, but wouldn’t the setup sound a bit odd on a non-Atmos 7.1 track? Because wouldn’t those front ceiling speakers be treated like rear speakers that are improperly placed? Again, I've been on 5.1 so long, that I don't really know.
Anyway, I’m open to suggestions about what I should do here. My Outlaw amp I purchased only has five channels, so I'd have to buy a 7 channel, in addition to the speakers and installation - it'll definitely cost me. But I'll worry about that if I decide to go through with it.
What do you guys think?