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Dobly Atmos in unfinished basement

We are still undecided on if we should finish the basement or not. Still throwing around the idea of moving to a new location. That being said, we have an area setup with an LG E8 OLED, Klipsch 5.1 speakers (RF-82 II, RC-62 II, RS-52 and RW-12d) and a Yamaha RX-A1080 receiver. Was thinking of getting a set of the Klipsch R-41SA on sale. Would be mounted on the wall firing at the seating position. Will this give any type of Atmos experience?
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Depends on which wall you mount them to. If you mount them high up on the front wall, you'll get a taller soundstage, which will sound nice but won't be the overhead effect intended by Atmos & DTS:X. To get the overhead effect, mount them as high up as possible on the side walls, directly to the sides of the main listening position.

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Sounds like it would be better to buy a pair of speaker for the ceiling then. The RX-A1080 on supports a single pair of overheads.
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Nothing is going to beat an in-ceiling set. I had some SVS prime elevation to try and avoid plugging a hole in my ceiling, but it just raised the stage a bit and didnt really envelope the room. I ended up replacing those with two sets of RSL c34's in the recommended locations and it was a pretty big difference (enough that even my wife could tell).
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Assuming the ceiling is open joists, you could mount a piece of plywood to the ceiling in front of each of your mains then use the R 41SA to bounce off the plywood as it was designed.
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I ended up mounting a pair of speakers between the joists themselves. I know it's not an ideal listening setup, but it works for what it is.
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