Originally Posted by benso37
I have looked at this guide multiple times. Unfortunately, these things don't necessarily work for a lot of folks. Most rooms are not setup to allow for a guide like this. I'm just trying to find something that can use some of the recommendations from the guide to achieve a decent sound.
The guide actually has the rear surrounds very close to the atmos ceiling speakers. I know the surrounds are floor standing speaker but would angling my rear mounted speakers down help?
Here is a more detailed guide.
- a few issues i see is they recommend a 4 ft separation of lower speakers to atmos or half the wall height. Need separation between the 2.
- surround and rears should be at ear lvl or 1.25 times ear lvl.
- that beam is going to cause issues.
Options i can see.
- move couch forward some and install atmos on ether side of the beam. Might have refection issue still though. Lower down the rear surrounds.
- only install 2 atmos speakers and use the rear surrounds as rear height channels if angle them down. Install rear surrounds lower down.
- install the atmos rear side of the beam and get best possible placement. Lower down the rear surrounds
- surface mount speakers so they hang lower then the beam, might be able to do that with ones like Boston acoustics soundware speakers or one of the other out door speaker. Lower the rear surrounds.
Pg8 and 9 for reference