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Question Setting up speakers for Atmos

So last week I got a nice deal on a Denon X3200 AVR. Since it supports Atmos and I have a few extra speakers... I figure I will put them to some use. My current setup is nothing that great: Klipsch F-20 plus a C-20 for the center, surrounds are the S20's, and the sub is a SUB-10.

The AVR supports 5.1.2, so I will be adding 2 height speakers. I'm thinking of using 2 satellite speakers from my old Klipsch Quintet 3 set. They should be good right? As far as placing goes, I'm thinking of mounting them on the ceiling. I just wanted to know if I should place them in the front, middle or rear? and if I should have the facing towards the listening area (if they are in the middle or front).

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So last week I got a nice deal on a Denon X3200 AVR. Since it supports Atmos and I have a few extra speakers... I figure I will put them to some use. My current setup is nothing that great: Klipsch F-20 plus a C-20 for the center, surrounds are the S20's, and the sub is a SUB-10.

The AVR supports 5.1.2, so I will be adding 2 height speakers. I'm thinking of using 2 satellite speakers from my old Klipsch Quintet 3 set. They should be good right? As far as placing goes, I'm thinking of mounting them on the ceiling. I just wanted to know if I should place them in the front, middle or rear? and if I should have the facing towards the listening area (if they are in the middle or front).

I'm a noob when it comes to most of this. All I have learned, I learned reading things on this forum.
Most recommend top middle if you have only one set of overhead speakers.

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Another vote for top middle, but just slightly forward of you (easier to hear).

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So I went ahead and installed them. Currently I have the angled at the listening area. Is that ok? or should I have them facing straight down?

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Speakers should always face the listening position, with the exception of dipole surrounds. The typical speaker only has about a 15-30 degree conical listening window.
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Hi Darkneo, are you still using the quintets as your Atmos speakers? What do you think about their performance in doing Atmos duties? I have 4 of them and thinking of using them as front heights and rear heights. Was going to send you PM/DM, but kind of a newbie here and not allowed to do it. Thanks for your response.
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