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Atmos Speaker Placement Advice--Front and Back or Side Wall 5.1.4
I'm getting ready to jump into the world of Atmos finally and I'm going with a 5.1.4 system right off the bat. I don't have an ideal option for in ceiling speakers and so I'm looking at some of the following possibilities. My theater room is medium sized, with a single row of seating, and it has 8 foot ceilings that is all flat. I've not heard real consistent praise for going with Atmos Enabled modules and using the bounce effect, so I'm not really considering that option. I'm running a Wharfedale Crystal 4 system. I'm running a pair of 4.3's for the front channels, with the matching center, plus Crystal 4.1's for surrounds with a Klipsch 10"sub. I'm considering one of these options..
1) Use a couple more pairs of Crystal 4.1's for front height speakers and rear height. Mount them above the towers and rears and angle them down towards my seating.
2) Use two pairs of Crystal 4.1's and mount them on the side walls just in front of the seating area and behind it, to model overhead speakers.
* I'm also considering the SVS Prime Elevations for these applications too if my budget expands to accommodate the cost differential and they are the most recommended option to go with. I assumed however that using matching speakers might be a good way to go though to keep the timbre matching element. Even if it doesn't make too much difference for the effects channels.
3) Going with a really good pair of modules that might work well and are worth consideration