Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Lots of great info provided in the first 6 posts of this thread to include information on setting up HDMI(ARC) in post 3.
Later this year I plan to replace the AVR in the home theater probably with the latest and greatest Denon, so I am trying to tune the existing system.
One issue that has been bugging me is the performance of the ceiling speakers. I don’t think those speakers are playing a significant role when playing Atmos DVDs, or at least they are not balanced well with the rest of the system. Yesterday I purchased the movie Sully, turned off all but the ceiling speakers and watched a good deal of the feature.
There is plenty of sound coming from the ceiling; for example, there is a scene where the stewardess is speaking through the intercom in the airplane, and much of the speech comes blaring through the ceiling speakers. However, when I play the movie with all the speakers hooked up, it sounds more like the speech is coming through the center and/or front speakers.
I bumped up the volume on the front height and rear height speakers (11.1 configuration). That may have helped somewhat, but I am still not getting the balance I want. One thing I may try is to install another set of speakers directly over the listening area. I am wired for a third set of speakers, and there are two more sitting in boxes in the attic.
I guess I would call those new speakers front height. Until I purchase an AVR that will drive six ceiling speakers I would put the present front height speakers out of service.
I don’t know; it’s just a thought. Do you have any wisdom on the issue?
Note: since I took this picture, I have moved the rear surrounds further apart, replaced the academys with Kg 1.5's, and moved the surrounds forward from the listening post (lp). The ceiling speakers are as pictured.