Originally Posted by elvinps2626
I'm building my theater and was searching for different speaker configurations. I read that 2 channel up conversion to Auro-3d is awesome. So if my preamp will have why not experience it. I will have a 7.4.5 set up, the normal 7.0 speakers in the bottom, front/back height speakers and 1 VOG speaker in the middle top of the ceiling. With this configuration ill be able to play Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, if I'm incorrect please tell me.
I was searching my 4k movies or Bluray Concerts and didn't see that it has the Auro-3d audio format mostly Dolby Atmos. Is there a list of movies of Auro-3d movies? I searched Auro website and the movies that they say that it has Auro-3d and i checked mine it does not say, am i missing something?
I have implemented Auro-3D 13.1, in its canonical positions, since I had the opportunity to make a complete reform of the living room (not dedicated), and had my wife approval
. I installed the six height speakers as follows:
Not sure if it adds significant value to Auro-3D. But I installed mainly to make dialog lift, by copying the signal from the Central (low) speaker, as I have a projector screen that makes normal Central speaker be too low.
Very satisfied with the Dialog Lift, but do not know how much adds (for me) to the Auro-3D experience.
Over the Fronts and slightly aimed to the MLP. As they indicate, pointing to your head when you stand up in the MLP position (not seated).
: Over the Surround sides (at 90-100% from MLP). Also pointing to the Stand Up MLP. This is the preferred position for Auro-3D instead of Rear Heights.
I think these give the most perceivable sonic ambient from Auro-3. From these and, perhaps also from the Front Heights I perceived sound, when coming from above, just directly over my head. I think the imaging is good enough.
Top Surround (Voice of God)
: I installed this in the ceiling, just to be complete, but I do not hear almost any sound coming from that speaker. As many said, including the official Auro-3D recommendation, this speaker is optional and not important. When I hear sound coming from above, I notice a nice effect but the VOG is not emitting almost any sound.
I also have four additional in-ceiling speakers for Atmos, and access them via speaker switches changing the whole configuration.
My experience with Auro-3D is as follows:
Music Stereo and 5.1:
via Auro-Matic this is the most valuable thing. I feel the music more “complete” in the room and I feel more being in the middle of the sonic bubble. Depending on the stereo mix, sometimes Auro-Matic do a very good job splitting some instruments complete apart from the Front to the Surround Heights and I hear them rear and above.
From the very scarce Auro-3D released discs, I’ve got very few, just only Classical, that I do not enjoy too much because my favorite is Prog Rock/Jazz.
As my native language is not English, I listen always the dubbed track that is not in Atmos (just 5.1). The work here on the Auro-Matic is very good for the music parts of the film. You here the dialogs in front and the Music in the bubble via Auro-Matic. I like the ambient sound for many films more with Auro-Matic than with DSU when configuring for Atmos.
from a TV decoder (Movistar). Unfortunately, the Auro-Matic here does not work very well and is getting foolish. It moves the dialogs from front to back, randomly with a very bad effect. Perhaps due to some rare mixing that is coming from my TV Deco. Here I have to change to DTS Neural:X upmixer to hear TV programs a little better.
In the end, my experience could be resumed as:
• Auro-3D is only worth for Auro-Matic and music. (If you are not a Stereo purist)
• VOG is not very important
• Central Height is valuable for Dialog lift, if needed, and not so much for Auro-3D