Originally Posted by sdurani
Originally Posted by Geronimo.USMC
Otherwise, why have the distinction of "TOPS", and "HEIGHTS"?
"HEIGHTS" DO have a 45 degree angle at the listening position.
No. They're just speakers. Like all speakers, they should be aimed for best results.
Tops usually fire straight down.
Why would you aim a speaker (any speaker) at an arbitrary spot on the floor?
Dolby has made a mess of ATMOS for the consumer implementation at home. Seems like the consumer electronics companies, like EMOTIVA are not making it any easier.
Also, if one wants to use DTSX along with ATMOS, it could get tricky too.
You probably misread, or I not explain myself clearly in my last posts...... I never said you were wrong. Either way, I do not want to derail this thread any further.
I'm in the constant process of researching. I've seen homes, and places, even theaters (I know theaters are different implementation) and diagrams where in ceiling ARE pointing straight down, and also radiating straight down. I guess maybe they are not installed properly.
I think that maybe you also misunderstood me, or I didn't explain myself clearly in regards to what I have at home, and what I have read, and seen.
Thanks to you, I will run my particular speakers as "TOPS" the RMC didn't even implement that type until recently. I guess that was a big part of the confusion as well.
As a quick question, since the RMC now has the proper ATMOS speaker selections now, what is the general consensus of "HEIGHTS", vs "TOPS"?
Lonnie says DOLBY recommends "HEIGHTS" now. I'm not going to just take his word for it. I see the RMC processes them differently. I am willing to move my speaker to recommended position to maximize my experience. Thanks for the help.