I started reading this thread from beginning and so far on 45th page. A lot more to go :-). I was thinking I'd be able to get the answers I'm looking for but the search continues. So I think its better that I ask here. These questions might have been asked already. My apologies in advance for repetition.
Room Configuration: Room is 12' wide, 27' long and 7.25' high. I'm using acoustically transparent screen so my LCR are behind the screen. I want to install overhead speakers for Atmos. MLP is 13.5' from LCR speakers.
My concern is the height. I have only 87" high ceiling. Then MLP seats are placed on 12" stage. So that leaves us with 77" ceiling. According to Atmos documentatin,
For optimal performance, the overhead speakers should be at least two times the
height of the listener’s ear level (this generally applies to on-ceiling speakers, which
may be installed lower than the actual ceiling height).
According to this, I'm at a major disadvantage. From ear height, I have only 38" from celing and ear level. I'm not even including the height of speaker when installed. It might have its one height say 8". So then actual distance from the ceiling to ear is 30". I have plenty of space to go ahead and behind MLP.
Following are the questions
1 - Is having only 30" height for over head speakers too less? Will I end up hearing each speaker instead of getting a 3D imersive sound? Please keep in mind that I have plenty of space to move speakers to front and back.
2 - How far should the speaker be from side walls?
3 - How far should the speakers be from ahead and behind from MLP?
Thx a bunch.