Originally Posted by xpl0sive
What speakers were you running, and what are you running now?
There should be enough cable slack in the wall for me to remove them and place them on the side temporarily to see how they sound. Just a slight annoyance that's all. I'm actually wondering if I may have been better off running Atoms as my surrounds. I have an Atmos setup too.
My signature shows everything I’m running now. Up front, monitor9’s, CC-390, sides ADP 390’s, rears ADP 190’S and Atmos SVS Prime Elevations (4)mounted high on the sides pointed towards the center of the room. Dual PDR-100’s for subs
Now some (if not most) will tell you dipoles/bipoles are not ideal for Atmos and I won’t dispute that thought. So you are probably correct about the atoms. In my situation I already had my speakers in a 7.2 setup and was unwilling to replace my ADP’s at this time.
ADP’s were designed to create a more immersive surround field prior to Atmos and the ceiling layer. When I had the ADP’s mounted higher it was great, but now I have lowered them to just above ear level and the Atmos speakers up near the ceiling and it is impressive IMO.
Now my setup may not be ideal but I can tell you that I do get the sensation of objects being placed around the room. At some point I may replace the ADP’s but for now I’m impressed enough to leave it as it is.
At the end of the day in comes down to am I happy with my setup, yes I am.
Man cave-Marantz 8012, Oppo 203, 4K ATV, Sony XBR-75X940E, Bluesound Vault 2, Harmony One, 2 Paradigm Monitor 9's, CC-390, 2ADP 390's/190's, 2 PDR 100's,
4 SVS Prime elevations. B&W P5. Living room- Yamaha 2010, Bluesound Node 2, Paradigm SE-1's, Zone 2-Paradigm-Stylus 370-SM
Bedroom- Samsung UN60ES7100F, Oppo 103D, Pulse Mini, JBL Bar Studio, ATV3 and Harmony 650