Hi everyone. I've been looking at the Dolby speaker guides and I don't see exactly what I have.
I just replaced a Sony DA5600ES with a Denon x6500h and also picked up some Pioneer SP-BS22A-LR (upward firing Atmos enabled front L/R) to get quick and easy Atmos.
In my old 5.1 system, I had two rear wall mounted speakers as surrounds (not ideal, I now know, but behind main seat about 6 feet high and about 8 feet apart). They are angled in and aimed down towards the main seat.
Now that I have the Atmos fronts, I'm using my old front L/R (they are small Sony satellite speakers) as the L/R surrounds and placed more optimally.
My dilemma is this - Dolby shows a 7.1.2 using front Atmos enabled and two rear surrounds, or a hybrid 5.1.4 using front Atmos enabled and a pair of ceiling Atmos speakers. They don't show anything with rear heights which I'm thinking is what I should consider my old rear high wall mounted surrounds.
Given the height of the old surrounds, is it better to have a 5.1.4 with the rears as heights or a 7.1.2 with the rears as rear surround?
If I use them as heights should I change the angles (they are currently angled in and down towards the main seating position)?
The Denon actually has a speaker setup choice of front Dolby Atmos enabled speakers and rear heights in addition to a choice of rear surrounds with front DA enabled speakers.
*edit* picture taken from Denon owners manual. This is almost my setup exactly (no front heights, and front left and right are Atmos enabled speakers). Do I use the high mounted rears as rear surround or rear height?
Last edited by rcy100; 01-14-2020 at 12:36 PM.