Help! Surrounds in an Atmos configuration: ear/main elevation, or above?
So I have the day off and I'm pulling cable for my in-wall and in-ceiling speakers to finally get my Atmos setup up and running. Fine time to realize I hadn't settled on surround speaker height.
The Atmos guidlines I've read suggest that your rear surrounds should be at ear level, or the same level as your mains. However, I've recently read that THX did Atmos testing and said the best elevation for the surrounds should be something like 24" above ear level. I believe this does a better job of creating that "hemisphere of sound".
So what elevation is optimal? I'd like to get those in-walls cut in before the wife browbeats me into submission!