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Originally Posted by blondie88
I have a 5.1 setup and want to install 4 ceiling speakers for Atmos, however, my couch is only 0.5m from the rear wall and moving it is unfortunately not an option. So please can anyone advise the best placement for the Atmos speakers? Top front is not a problem and I can easily go with the recommended Atmos 45 degree angle in front of main viewing position. But Top Rear is difficult because my wall is only 0.5m behind the viewer. So should I just go as close to the wall as possible? It will still be behind the viewer, so will still create a sense of 3d sound, but will the wall reflections be a problem? Also, with the Top Rear speakers not being the ideal angle or distance, does this mean my top fronts should be positioned differently to accommodate the rears? Or is it still better to have one out of the two positions correct?
Here is a quick sketch of the layout: https://imgur.com/a/nRKR9pa
I know this has been asked a couple of times before, but some of the threads are a few years old now and I'd like to hear from anyone who's been in this situation and what their resulting experiences were. And of course, if anyone else has any advice it would also be most welcome..
I have a similar space and have placed the in-ceiling almost directly above the seats. My fronts are on wall. I’ve used Top Front and Top Rear as designations, but prefer Front Height and Top Middle. I enjoy the sound - as do the rest of the family.
Here's some pics that show placement.
JVC x790 w/120" Silver Ticket screen, Denon x4400H 5.1.4 with Infinity R162 L/R, Infinity RC263 centre, T101 surrounds, Ci160er rear atmos, Energy V-Mini - front atmos, Dual PSA v1512df, & BOSS w/4 12” Subs Extra Gear: X-Rite i1Display Pro, X-Rite i1 Pro 2, Calman Home Enthusiast, HDFury Vertex2, miniDSP 2x4 HD, & HTPC w/2080 Ti.