Originally Posted by Ted99
I presume that your "optimal" layout also applies to middle height speakers in lieu of RH? That location is optimized for Auro and would be prefered by me as I plan to use Auromatic as my preferred upmixer.
I assume that by "middle height" you mean surround height (SH), as that is the Auro recommended position. However, Dolby does not recognize SH and thus it would not be used for Atmos or DSU.
If instead you meant top middle (TM), that is not an Auro location and would only be used for Atmos/DSU and DTS:X/Neural:X.
Thus, in order to maximum the utility of a single height configuration for all three immersive audio codecs
, the solution is to designate the forward and rearward pair as FH and RH respectively.
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