Originally Posted by blairy
My setup is a Denon AVR6300 with 7.0.4 for Atmos and DTS:X.
The mains are large full range speakers I purchased in 1980 and do an adequate job at low range with no need for subs.
The .4 in my setup is four Martin Logan Atmos enabled speakers.
Would it be worthwhile my trying out my setup with Auro (bearing in mind that with my AVR it's a paid for upgrade).
Currently my Atmos speakers are on the fronts and surround backs. Would I need to move the pair on the surround backs to the side surrounds for Auro?
Hi, what vn800art is saying is correct that Auro3D is not using Dolby Enabled speakers.
Auro did test DE speakers for Height use with A3D and this worked fine.
You do get a more diffuse sound effect then with Direct Fire speakers, but thats the nature of DE speakers in general.
As you do not have Direct Fire speakers you have only one way to use your DE speakers in Dolby, DTS and Auro.
And thats is to make a Audyssey run with your DE speakers, but use them as Front Height
and Rear Height
(keep the DE speaker on the Front and Surround speakers)
I did test DE setup as FH and RH and this works fine, for me no differents in sound compared to a "real" DE run.
The Dolby Enabled trick is done for the biggest part in the speaker, not the receiver !
See pics of the Audyssey curve, same speakers, same spot as DE setup and FH setup, small differents in the curves is small differents in mic position during the setups.
So a DE speaker will still act as a DE speaker even you make a FH/RH setup, don't worry
No need to move the DE speakers from SB to SS if your happy with then on the SB speakers.
Your benefit when you use Auro compared to Dolby and DTS, is that Auro (2D and 3D) is far better to listen to for music, Auro makes more use of your Front speakers and less the Center.
This more use of the Fronts is only applied in Stereo sources !
Also i find Auro-Matic is doing a better job in Immersive effects then even Dolby Atmos or DTSX !!
You have full manual control how much height effects are used with A-M, a very big +
So even without the use of VOG, Auro can do a better/nicer job then the other two and i find the spend 145 Euro a good thing..........