Originally Posted by Ben Hendrix
yesterday i hooked up my new 7010 along with new Martin Logan 60XT, 50XT and the upwards firing AFX speakers. I know there is a break in time for the ML's but is there such a thing as receiver break-in time?
the quality of the sound was supurb from the Martin Logans but the atmos feature was underwhelming. I'm not sure if thats because of the AFX speakers, the shape of my ceiling or the amp...? i tested this using the atmos blu ray disc... What is also weird is that when i ran Audassy it told me to check the connection between the amp and the atmos speakers after running the tests. When the amp was running the test i could hear the audio being tested from the AFX speakers so i'm not sure why it was asking me to test the connection. Regardless, i did disconnect and reconnect each AFX speaker from the speaker side and amp side of the speaker wire connection. I ran the test three times w/ the same error before finally clicking Ignore and moving on. Anyone have a guess as to why this would be the case?
i was also surprised that although the speakers were able to turn up loud, it wasnt deafening like i was anticipating lol. I guess i'll have to upgrade to separates at a later date for that.
I'm sure others more knowledgeable will reply soon addressing the apparent glitch you're having during the setup process.
If that doesn't get resolved, or doesn't produce the Atmos performance you were anticipating, it is possible that the limiting factor is your use of Atmos-enabled speakers, rather than ceiling mounted or in-ceiling speakers.
When I started researching Atmos options for my room, my distinct impression I had after reading many, many posts, was that using ceiling mounted, or in-ceiling speakers, mounted as close as possible to Dolby recommendations, had the highest likelihood of producing results that people are looking for. It seemed that the people having the most problems, and least satisfaction, were those using Dolby enabled speakers (of various brands and costs).
I was impressed enough by what I read that I abandoned the idea of Atmos-enabled speakers for my room. I have vaulted ceilings, which make this approach even less likely to succeed, but even if that weren't the case, I think I would still have opted for the ceiling based speakers.
This is not to say that there aren't people with Dolby enabled speakers who aren't thrilled with what they hear, but just playing the odds, as best I could see, I though I would go a different way.
And who knows, maybe there is a setup glitch that can be addressed, and you'll end up perfectly happy with what you have.