Originally Posted by d-rail34
Those are just surround speakers with up firing modules.
If it were me, I’d add a cheap pair of surrounds for the time being to complete the proper 5.x.4 Atmos configuration, and if later on you feel like you want/need something that matches your LCR, then go ahead and buy new ones. While it nice to have all matching speakers, it isn’t absolutely necessary. Plus, the surrounds aren’t playing nearly as much content as the center channel or L/R, so you can get away with having a different set of speakers back there. Especially if it’s just temporary.
That said, you could even get away with utilizing some old satellites from a HTIB system or something. That’s what I did, and it worked well enough to hold me over. Just something to think about.
Hey all, just thought I'd update since last posting the above. So the only reason I went with the above mic and room correction software, was because the UMIK-1 seemed to be out of stock everywhere. However, as soon as I took delivery, I got notified by minisdp that I could order and get the mic in week. So back to the store the XREF20 and ART 2-channel I would have needed to connect that mic to my macbook.
EDIT: I also wanted to avoid having to use the back, in-ceiling speakers, as my surrounds...so I picked up a couple Polk S10s. I would have gone with the 15's or even the 20's, but space is limited and these seemed to have a great reviews. If for any reason they don't fit the bill...I'll be returning them for either 15 or 20's. Anything I'll update on when the time comes.
I took delivery of the UMIK-1 a day ago, and while all this was going on, I continued educating myself as
so kindly reminded me I should before going nuts on the forum, thank you, and realized that everyone seemingly everywhere, recommends the minidsp 2x4 HD. So, I ordered that as well and took delivery of that at the same time as the UMIK-1.
As it stands, it will be another couple days before I set everything up following the construction at my house, but I replaced the mic and will use REW with the minidsp 2x4 HD as soon as possible. I also got a quick turnaround on exchanging the denon 2600h with the 4500h, another recommendation that I appreciated. I"m beyond excited, and will post an update with before and after REW findings, as well as anything else that happened during set up. I'm hoping to pay it back a little, so once I have everything set up, I'll share everything I can and will list out what I sources I used etc.