I have a "quick" question:
Please indulge me going into details to explain
I have a 7.1.4 setup via a Marantz 6013 + external amp. For the front, I have the klipsch 140sa upfiring and placed on top of the front L and R speakers. Due to a few reasons, my rear atmos drivers (klipsch 500sa) are placed on the rear wall at the top corner of the ceiling and angled downward to my MLP. The rear driver has a switch for atmos or surround and I have it set to surround since I am not positioning it as an upfiring atmos driver.
Now my reciever's amp assign has many
options: 1) 4 atmos and no height speaker placement, 2) 4 height no atmos option placement, 3) 2 height + 2 atmos option, and many other variation within all off these options (i.e., side atmos versus rear atmos, versus ceiling mounted height options and combo's of both and more, etc).
Bear with me on this paragraph.......I currently have it set to the 4 atmos option with front and rear selected, but the rear is not upfiring like the graphic shows you in the amp assign menu (does that matter?) and technically due to the rear drivers actual positioning, I could (or should?) select the "2 atmos (front) + 2 rear height" right? However, I do not believe I am going to get true .4 atmos processing with the "2 atmos + 2 height" amp configuration. Yet, with my current amp assign of 4 atmos, the only
graphics are for 4 atmos set as upfiring placement (again only my fronts are upfiring). I oddly do not see in the amp assign menu a 4 atmos speaker graphic with ceiling mounted atmos locations (lol, like Dolby actually recommends most), yet those amp assign options do have a ceiling graphic if one were to select those speakers as height speakers (?). Just confuses me why Marantz would not show a 4 atmos option with graphics that reflect either ceiling mount, upfiring mount, rear height mount and or all those combination (unless it doesn't matter). They did that afterall for all the height options.
So, if you are still with me (bless you), does anyone know if the marantz's 4 atmos speaker option, which I have selected, is the right setting regardless of upfiring, versus rear height placement, verses ceiling placement? Or, if I chose the "2 atmos + 2 rear height" option due to my actual positioning, will i get a true .4 atmos processing? I think instead it would give me a heightened sound on other, non atmos encoded formats like DTS-X. Any help is appreciated.