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post #50821 of 55618 Old 07-27-2018, 03:58 PM
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When Sony put the Blu Ray player in the PS3 it gave the format a big boost. I know I bought the PS3 solely for the player and gaming was just an added bones.
You too? When I posted that I had waited until Blu-ray had won the Format War v. DVD-HD I failed to confess that my first BD player was a PS3. Like you, I bought it only because of its ability to play BDs. The PS3 did stand the test of time though. I used it until replacing it with an Oppo 103 a good number of years later.

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Hey guys, I just bought a setup and want the best dolby atmos experience out of it:
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That second pic is just showing three possible locations for the two Atmos speakers: Front Height, Top Front or Top Middle. Your two side surrounds will still need to be at ear level (or just above so that the sound is not blocked by any listener’s heads) and to the sides of the main listening position. You want to avoid placing them too high to maintain separation between your base layer speakers (5.1) and your Atmos speakers (.2).


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Thanks alot, it makes alot of sense, I'll do that then

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I lowered my surrounds to ear level, and I have my ceiling speakers mounted but not connected yet(front and rear). My ceiling type won't allow me to mount the speakers at 45 degrees, they are at 34-35 degrees. Is this acceptable?
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I lowered my surrounds to ear level, and I have my ceiling speakers mounted but not connected yet(front and rear). My ceiling type won't allow me to mount the speakers at 45 degrees, they are at 34-35 degrees. Is this acceptable?

Yes, according to Dolby specs., while 45 degrees is considered optimal, the range is from 30 - 55 degrees. Can't hurt to aim for optimal specs., but Atmos installation is fairly forgiving and flexible.
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Hi, I'm back, the geezer from AZ. A month ago, I was here starting my quest to add Atmos to my Bose Accoustimass system. After a few posts, it was suggested that I needed to add a sub woofer (added 2) and upgrade my 22 year old speakers. I have done that and posted pictures of the media system. The equipment is listed in my signature. I've run YPAO and think it sounds pretty good based on listening to 7 Atmos sample clips: Amaze, Leaf, Silent, Shattered, Unfold, etc.

The pictures are in this order: MLP facing foward, then facing left, then right, straight back and back left into the kitchen. Room is 14 ft wide and 24 ft long to the back. MLP is 12ft back from Center speaker or 14ft from front wall.

The left side is mostly open with the entry way and kitchen. I have great symmetry with regards to speaker distances and can only move the L,R,DE and subs positions.

From your experiences:
1. The L and R speakers and the 2 subs can swap positions. L&R are 9ft apart and subs 7ft. Comments please.
2. Hows the overall setup look??????
3. Acoustic panels needed?

Bring on those great comments; keep us geezers straight, we're still learning.
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From your experiences:
1. The L and R speakers and the 2 subs can swap positions. L&R are 9ft apart and subs 7ft. Comments please.
2. Hows the overall setup look??????
3. Acoustic panels needed?

Bring on those great comments; keep us geezers straight, we're still learning.
You can certainly try swapping the subs and fronts and see what happens. Or rather, hear what happens. You can also try placing the subs in the corners and see how/if that plays to your liking. Experiment! Not fun if the subs are overly heavy, but....it's free.....

Looks good overall I'd say!

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@Chuck666 in setups similar to yours I recommend starting with the subs in the corners and experimenting. You can gradually move them in, closer to the TV. Where you have them now is pretty much like having a single larger sub in the middle of the front wall. There is nothing wrong with this because mid-front-wall placement is often the bet place for a single sub.

I prefer to start in the corners but move the subs along the sidewalls towards the listener. The subs can face each other, the corners, or even the furniture (leave 5-6" between the driver and any furniture). This usually provides more consistency across the listening positions. It also often helps with midbass tactile response.

Determine what placements are asthetically acceptable and experiment. A measurement mic is the next step down into the rabbit hole.
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Hi, I'm back, the geezer from AZ. A month ago, I was here starting my quest to add Atmos to my Bose Accoustimass system. After a few posts, it was suggested that I needed to add a sub woofer (added 2) and upgrade my 22 year old speakers. I have done that and posted pictures of the media system. The equipment is listed in my signature. I've run YPAO and think it sounds pretty good based on listening to 7 Atmos sample clips: Amaze, Leaf, Silent, Shattered, Unfold, etc.

The pictures are in this order: MLP facing foward, then facing left, then right, straight back and back left into the kitchen. Room is 14 ft wide and 24 ft long to the back. MLP is 12ft back from Center speaker or 14ft from front wall.

The left side is mostly open with the entry way and kitchen. I have great symmetry with regards to speaker distances and can only move the L,R,DE and subs positions.

From your experiences:
1. The L and R speakers and the 2 subs can swap positions. L&R are 9ft apart and subs 7ft. Comments please.
2. Hows the overall setup look??????
3. Acoustic panels needed?

Bring on those great comments; keep us geezers straight, we're still learning.
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You can certainly try swapping the subs and fronts and see what happens. Or rather, hear what happens. You can also try placing the subs in the corners and see how/if that plays to your liking. Experiment! Not fun if the subs are overly heavy, but....it's free.....

Looks good overall I'd say!

LOL!!! It has nothing to do with age...but more to do about how serious you are and how much you want to learn/invest to improve your system's performance. As @Jonas2 suggests, you can experiment by exchanging the position of your front speakers with the subs. Beyond trial and error, likely better performance can be realized by performing a "sub crawl." And beyond the "sub crawl," more serious audiophiles will utilize Room EQ Wizard Room Acoustics Software (REW - free) and a UMIK-1 microphone (about $100) to objectively measure and analyze (see and hear) exactly how the speakers and subs are performing in your room. Relative to acoustic treatments, it's always a good idea to place a panel at the first reflection point. Should you want to learn a bit more about subs and sub placement, a good start and read (long but easy to read) is....

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-s...eferences.html

REW information can be found at...

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-au...et-graphs.html
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Apparently the Disney audio issues are hitting the mainstream press. Not sure if anyone else posted it, but I saw this about a week ago. The apparently deliberate pre-printed 7.1.4 comes up toward the end of the article:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...dtracks-wrong/

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Oh boy, if you want an Atmos demo track, check out this movie on Netflix, it is called Blame!

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Who else here is streaming Atmos through the XBox? I have the xbox 1S and last night I noticed that everything played came up as Atmos on my AVR (Yamaha 3060). The AVR has never done this before last night, instead it would only say Atmos on the display when it's acutally an Atmos show or movie as you would expect.

I didn't realize it until very late last night so I didn't investigate much, but I did walk around the room to see what speakers were playing while watcing a stand up comedian (obviously not atmos, but again the AVR said Atmos). As I walked around the room I noticed that the only speakers that had any sound coming out of them were the LRC and L/R rear surrounds and subs. No sound from the ceiling or L/R side surrounds.

Weird.
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I stream via the Xbox One X.
It is a known issue that Xbox is locked into always on Atmos, to help with audio drop outs when using Atmos. I'm in the preview beta ring, so I've had this issue for several months. It will be fixed in time.
For now we just have to toggle the sound profiles in settings if you want to use anything other than Atmos.
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Who else here is streaming Atmos through the XBox? I have the xbox 1S and last night I noticed that everything played came up as Atmos on my AVR (Yamaha 3060). The AVR has never done this before last night, instead it would only say Atmos on the display when it's acutally an Atmos show or movie as you would expect.

I didn't realize it until very late last night so I didn't investigate much, but I did walk around the room to see what speakers were playing while watcing a stand up comedian (obviously not atmos, but again the AVR said Atmos). As I walked around the room I noticed that the only speakers that had any sound coming out of them were the LRC and L/R rear surrounds and subs. No sound from the ceiling or L/R side surrounds.

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I stream via the Xbox One X.
It is a known issue that Xbox is locked into always on Atmos, to help with audio drop outs when using Atmos. I'm in the preview beta ring, so I've had this issue for several months. It will be fixed in time.
For now we just have to toggle the sound profiles in settings if you want to use anything other than Atmos.
Ok gotcha, thanks for the info!
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I stream via the Xbox One X.
It is a known issue that Xbox is locked into always on Atmos, to help with audio drop outs when using Atmos. I'm in the preview beta ring, so I've had this issue for several months. It will be fixed in time.
For now we just have to toggle the sound profiles in settings if you want to use anything other than Atmos.


This is really frustrating to me as we can’t use the upmixers when it reports Atmos on non-Atmos content. The Xbox is always two steps forward and one step back. I always feel like I must have other streaming devices on standby when using the Xbox. They need to fix the always on HDR with Netflix as well.


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I only have the Atmos copy of the movie, not Auro. When I watched the first "baseline assessment" scene, the proctor's voice sounded like it was coming directly overhead of my seating position, in a Voice of God location. However, when I checked closely, it turns out that the voice is mixed solely into the ground-level speakers and merely images so that it sounds like it's overhead. The voice was not actually in the height speakers.
Following up on this now that I have a spare half hour...
Ass-u-ming were talking about the same scene now - where Gosling returns to the LAPD (scene 2, at about 14 minutes in according to my Oppo)…this is where he's given his "baseline test", which he passes enough to be told he can collect his bonus - the interviewer ("proctor's")? voice is elevated, but not directly overhead my MLP as such. I hear it overhead but slightly more toward the front than the middle.

I indeed hear it coming from all of my floor-level bed speakers, but also at a somewhat lower but still detectable volume when I solo the front and rear overheads. Nothing from the top middle, interestingly enough.

In fact, it's that voicing coming from the front/rear overheads that provides the elevation, at least subtly, where it seems the proctor's speaking somewhat up front, but looking down at our hero.

I have to admit that if I were just watching the movie and trying to determine where the sound was coming from, I might think the sound is just from the floor speakers. But when you can play the floor speakers with the heights muted and vice versa, it's clear that the voice of the "assessment" proctor is heard from the heights as well. But it can be subtle depending on how loud you're playing (I'm at about 72-75 db in my HT room according to my Radio Shack SPL hand-held at the moment).
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If you are looking for a disaster movie with an impressive Atmos sound track (and a much more creditable script to boot), I can recommend the Norwegian film The Wave ("Bølgen").

The Blu-ray disc is likewise available for rental from Netflix complete with the original (Norwegian-language) Atmos track.
Thanks for the recommendation. Picked up the Blu-ray on Amazon and watched last night. Shame it's not available in 4K. Decent acting and CGI. Once the action kicked in the Atmos immersion was quite noticeable.

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The Wave was released to theaters in Dolby Atmos, and Magnolia's Blu-ray contains a home theater version of the same mix. Water is the soundtrack's key element, and Atmos processing places its roaring, cascading, dripping invasion everywhere, both all around and overhead. The track is thunderous during the tsunami, but it is even more unnerving in the aftermath, when water seems to be pursuing the survivors through flooded chambers, corridors and crawlspaces. The initial rockslide is rendered with equal power, and the slow buildup to the disaster is filled with sounds of crumbling earth and falling debris, especially in the scenes depicting the geologists' descent into the unstable crevice. Even so simple an effect as a helicopter' motor is enhanced by Atmos processing, which precisely positions the sound of the whirring blades according to the camera's perspective, including above the viewer.
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I will be joining this party shortly! Just cabled up 4 in ceiling atmos speakers. Looking for an AVR type solution for 7.2.4. Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Looking for an AVR type solution for 7.2.4.
For native 5.2.4 you may use Denon AVR-X4400H (2017) 9.2 or wait for X4500H (Sept 2018). Add a stereo amp to them and you get 7.2.4.

For native 7.2.4 Denon AVR-X6400H (2017) 11.2 is quite good.


depending on your location, you may find other models, such as:

ONKYO TX-RZ1100 (2016) 9.1 (5.1.4)
ONKYO TX-NR787 (US) (2018) 9.1 (5.1.4)
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From the sound of it (pun intended ) A Quiet Place might be a real showcase for Atmos!
http://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/...-for-the-ages/
Indeed it is. Just watched it last night and the Atmos track really works with this movie. Not a bad movie at all as well. I’d recommend it to anyone with an Atmos setup.

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Apparently the Disney audio issues are hitting the mainstream press. Not sure if anyone else posted it, but I saw this about a week ago. The apparently deliberate pre-printed 7.1.4 comes up toward the end of the article:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...dtracks-wrong/
There's even a petition to sign regarding what Disney is doing. Unfortunately, it seems that the only thing studios seem to respond to is being shamed to change their behavior. Unless more major publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine take notice, things are not likely to change anytime soon. Almost as depressing is the fact that the movie will not be 1.9 IMAX format and instead will be cropped 26% to fit 2.39 aspect ratio. There's a nice YouTube link in the article showing the difference between the two as well. Basically, this way people have to see the movie in the theater to experience the full effect (audio/video) for $20, then get gouged for $35 to watch it home with sub-par results. This is why monopolies were banned in the US, and Disney seems to be the worst offender.
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There's even a petition to sign regarding what Disney is doing. Unfortunately, it seems that the only thing studios seem to respond to is being shamed to change their behavior. Unless more major publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine take notice, things are not likely to change anytime soon. Almost as depressing is the fact that the movie will not be 1.9 IMAX format and instead will be cropped 26% to fit 2.39 aspect ratio. There's a nice YouTube link in the article showing the difference between the two as well. Basically, this way people have to see the movie in the theater to experience the full effect (audio/video) for $20, then get gouged for $35 to watch it home with sub-par results. This is why monopolies were banned in the US, and Disney seems to be the worst offender.

It may be that the film in question was framed for the 2.39:1 ratio like Blade Runner 2049. The DP's are often forced into protecting for IMAX when they don't want to. Realistically, there can only one prime aspect ratio when composing and framing.
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Basically, this way people have to see the movie in the theater to experience the full effect (audio/video) for $20, then get gouged for $35 to watch it home with sub-par results. This is why monopolies were banned in the US, and Disney seems to be the worst offender.

Except that Disney's not a monopoly, they're just one studio - although a big one - among several. And there's no existing consumer protection or other law AFAIK requiring consumer releases of movies to have the same audio/video quality of the theatrical. A movie is the legal property of the studio, at the end of the day, and they're entitled to do what they want with their property as long as it doesn't violate legal copyrights or specific rights protected by law.

We may not like what they've done to their movies, but unfortunately it's theirs to do with as they see fit, for whatever reason. I'll go with either the multimedia "mix" argument out of what they see as consumer tastes, or the desire to impose product tiers for future releases they can price at a premium (my "Atmos Platinum" theory).

I signed that petition too, but ultimately if you don't like how Disney treats home releases, don't buy them and boycott the studio's releases from the theatrical level on up. It's not like you can't go buy a UHD from Warner, Paramount, Sony etc. that give us scalable Atmos and dynamic range capability that makes for a better entertainment experience..

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Hey guys,

I had a question about my 5.1.2 setup. I have the 2 Top Middle speakers mounted high on walls (image attached) in line with MLP and does sound great but wondering if I should move them more forward of the MLP than I have them now, more towards the Dolby 5.1.2 sheet that
shows the Top Middles a bit ahead of MLP?

Reason I'm asking ahead of time without trying first is I need to buy brackets and other side of room has no wall so I need to hang from ceilings.

I also have read a lot of people assign the Top Middle Atmos as Top Fronts (while setting up AccuEQ) even though they are mounted Top Middle? I have configured as Top Middle on my Onkyo but have been told to run as fronts as I'm told I will get more height activity. Just curious what others with the basic Atmos (5.1.2) setups think of this
and what others are using for speaker placement.

Hope this makes sense haha.

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Except that Disney's not a monopoly, they're just one studio - although a big one - among several. And there's no existing consumer protection or other law AFAIK requiring consumer releases of movies to have the same audio/video quality of the theatrical. A movie is the legal property of the studio, at the end of the day, and they're entitled to do what they want with their property as long as it doesn't violate legal copyrights or specific rights protected by law.

We may not like what they've done to their movies, but unfortunately it's theirs to do with as they see fit, for whatever reason. I'll go with either the multimedia "mix" argument out of what they see as consumer tastes, or the desire to impose product tiers for future releases they can price at a premium (my "Atmos Platinum" theory).

I signed that petition too, but ultimately if you don't like how Disney treats home releases, don't buy them and boycott the studio's releases from the theatrical level on up. It's not like you can't go buy a UHD from Warner, Paramount, Sony etc. that give us scalable Atmos and dynamic range capability that makes for a better entertainment experience..
Sure, and while I agree with most of what you are saying, with all the big companies buying up other companies, it seems like an end run on the whole monopoly idea. In the end, they legally own the rights and can do whatever they deem fit. For the record, I too signed the petition, and subscribe to the "Atmos Platinum" theory as well as the multimedia mix argument. What caught my eye the most about that article was why neither Dolby or Disney would given an answer to the Forbes reporter when asked about the audio issue with regard to their films. Time will tell, but with them acquiring Fox studios as well, the choice as consumers has become severely limited.
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Hey guys,

I had a question about my 5.1.2 setup. I have the 2 Top Middle speakers mounted high on walls (image attached) in line with MLP and does sound great but wondering if I should move them more forward of the MLP than I have them now, more towards the Dolby 5.1.2 sheet that
shows the Top Middles a bit ahead of MLP?

Reason I'm asking ahead of time without trying first is I need to buy brackets and other side of room has no wall so I need to hang from ceilings.

I also have read a lot of people assign the Top Middle Atmos as Top Fronts (while setting up AccuEQ) even though they are mounted Top Middle? I have configured as Top Middle on my Onkyo but have been told to run as fronts as I'm told I will get more height activity. Just curious what others with the basic Atmos (5.1.2) setups think of this
and what others are using for speaker placement.

Hope this makes sense haha.

Thanks for any help!
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Two things Derek. First I am a little confused by your picture and what you are asking as it shows you already hanging a speaker on the ceiling and another on a wall. Please clarify. Yes, given the position of your rear surrounds, you would probably benefit from mounting the speakers on the ceiling a little more forward to create a more ambient environment. Second, given your equipment list, you need to get a serious security system for that entry. The screen door is not cutting it.
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Two things Derek. First I am a little confused by your picture and what you are asking as it shows you already hanging a speaker on the ceiling and another on a wall. Please clarify. Yes, given the position of your rear surrounds, you would probably benefit from mounting the speakers on the ceiling a little more forward to create a more ambient environment. Second, given your equipment list, you need to get a serious security system for that entry. The screen door is not cutting it.
Hi Jish9,
Thanks for the reply.

The speaker that is circled is just a graphic haha, I should have mentioned that. That circled spot is where I was going to move the speaker that's currently on the high side wall. Hope that makes sense.
I know , ya gotta love my screen door security lol.

I'm new to Atmos and the .2 is amazing I can imagine what the .4 or more is like.

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I also have read a lot of people assign the Top Middle Atmos as Top Fronts (while setting up AccuEQ) even though they are mounted Top Middle? I have configured as Top Middle on my Onkyo but have been told to run as fronts as I'm told I will get more height activity. Just curious what others with the basic Atmos (5.1.2) setups think of this
and what others are using for speaker placement.
I don't believe the height designation makes one iota of difference for Dolby Atmos & Surround with only a single set of heights. You can verify this with the Atmos test tones.

The question on my mind is how the height designation affects Dts:X and Neural X. I suspect the height designation will affect Dts rendering.

I am about to upgrade my den setup (which appears to be similar to yours) from 5.1 to 5.1.2. My placement of the heights is governed by my wife and will likely be directly to the sides of the MLP. I'll be testing a few multi-polar speakers (mounted on-wall vertically instead of horizontally) to find the best solution (utilizing the ceiling reflection). Unfortunately, the best is likely the most expensive. Funk Audio Hemipole:
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Hi Jish9,
Thanks for the reply.

The speaker that is circled is just a graphic haha, I should have mentioned that. That circled spot is where I was going to move the speaker that's currently on the high side wall. Hope that makes sense.
I know , ya gotta love my screen door security lol.

I'm new to Atmos and the .2 is amazing I can imagine what the .4 or more is like.
Derek, because you do not have angled speakers, the placement on the wall is a bad idea and the ceiling location that you have "rendered" is much more appropriate. As for placement, the new location is fine but you can also move them further into the room if you want to create a more ambient effect instead of directly overhead. If you were to also move your rear surrounds higher you could matrix the rear height channels into them via an outboard DSP (like a miniDSP). Then you would have 7.4. As for door security, all you need is one big pitt bull and you would be set.
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Derek, because you do not have angled speakers, the placement on the wall is a bad idea and the ceiling location that you have "rendered" is much more appropriate. As for placement, the new location is fine but you can also move them further into the room if you want to create a more ambient effect instead of directly overhead. If you were to also move your rear surrounds higher you could matrix the rear height channels into them via an outboard DSP (like a miniDSP). Then you would have 7.4. As for door security, all you need is one big pitt bull and you would be set. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
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I am about to upgrade my den setup (which appears to be similar to yours) from 5.1 to 5.1.2.
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Oh boy, if you want an Atmos demo track, check out this movie on Netflix, it is called Blame!

Although I cant stream in Atmos due to lack of compliant device, I've got this one in my queue, and I'll just have to upmix it. Pretty good, eh??
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