Originally Posted by snookfisher
So...question for you guys...
ATMOS claims to be "object based" instead of " channel based" and that means that it can place sounds of objects anywhere in the "dome" created by the overhead and ear level speakers. Well...I watched STAR TREK BEYOND last night and TERMINATOR the night before ( and yes I put in the right disc this time and chose the ATMOS option and confirmed that the receiver WAS receiving and outputting ATMOS). While waiting for my new processor and ceiling speakers to arrive I read all the atmos reviews. And while I ABSOLUTLY notice a perceivable improvement and every once in a while really cool overhead effect... I must say im not getting the "object placed in the dome" claimed by the reviewers....sounds still seem to emanate from one of the 7 "LISTENER LEVEL" speakers and not "free from channels". my 7.2.4 set up is the following:
Marantz 6011 (used as pre pro)
ANTHEM 7ch and 5ch amplifiers
7 MAGNEPAN "listener level" speakers
4 focal in ceiling speakers
2 EPIK PHEONIX subs
dedicated theater room all speakers aprox equal distance apart and in proper location
Do you guys experience the "free from speakers or channels" effect with objects sound emanating from any point in the dome?
I had the same issue when I first sat down to listen to my system almost no 3D or immersive effect at all.
Turned out to be positioning and alignment of my speakers and settings in my AVR.
If you can move or aim your speakers try changing them to see what happens and as suggested by someone else -raise the volume of your height level speakers a few db.
Use Atmos demos to set it up since you know these will provide sound all around you.
And yes bullets should whistle past your head enough to make you duck and birds should fly close enough that you can almost feel the wind beneath their wings and raindrops will fill the entire room. etc etc
Originally Posted by sdurani
I used to read the same thing about surround speakers. If sonic matching is not a concern, then save a little money.
but it does sound better if they are all matching.
I have all 11 speakers identical in my 7.1.4 setup and the difference from having similar to having identical speakers was massive.
The soundfield is totally seamless all round and it is much more immersive.
No you don't need identical speakers, but yes you do want them.........