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I asked a question relevant to this in the Marantz SR-6011 Thread here.

Basically I am unsure if having my speakers as they are and configured in my AVR as they are, whether I am getting the atmos channel info sent to the front and rear heights or if the AVR is doing something else since they aren't technically upward firing or in ceiling atmos speakers. Anyone here know?
The AVR doesn't know where your speakers are, it just knows what you have told it, if you've set them to TF/TR them that's the signal they are getting, no matter where you've placed them. Correct Placement is simply for accuracy when sounds are panning or placed in one specific location.
 

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I have a fairly deep bi-polar speaker that sits about 2 feet from the wall. The distance away from the wall plus the depth of my cabinet will put my front heights a couple feet deeper from MLP than my L/C/R speakers.

Is this something the AVR's room calibration can account for? Or will I be doing more harm than good adding height speakers?
Room correction can absolutely correct for this, remember, one of the main reason for distance measurements is to simply set delays so that the sounds arrive at a specific location when they should in correlating to what's happening in the video, a few feet is no issue at all.
 

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When my yamaha does its YAPO setup, i notice that it does not set all the distances exactly as if i had measured them myself, is that because of my room acoustics ? and the distances take that into consideration ? or after auto setup should i then manually adjust the distances ? but i guess that might then mess up the YAPO settings.
 

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When my yamaha does its YAPO setup, i notice that it does not set all the distances exactly as if i had measured them myself, is that because of my room acoustics ? and the distances take that into consideration ? or after auto setup should i then manually adjust the distances ? but i guess that might then mess up the YAPO settings.
Normally yes, it's setting the distances for what the microphone is hearing, and room acoustics/reflections play a big part.
I'd leave them alone.
 

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Hi,
I got a 5.1.2 setup, got rear heights as fronts is not possible, also my avr only supports 2 atmos channels. I got a high ceiling which is around 12 feet, do i have to face the rear height speakers towards the listening position?
also are only rear heights good enough for atmos or should i remove the heights & go for dolby atmos modules that u place on top of the front speakers? which will give me a more better atmos soundstage rear height speakers or the upfiring atmos speakers?
please share your inputs.

Thanks..
 

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Hi,
I got a 5.1.2 setup, got rear heights as fronts is not possible, also my avr only supports 2 atmos channels. I got a high ceiling which is around 12 feet, do i have to face the rear height speakers towards the listening position?
also are only rear heights good enough for atmos or should i remove the heights & go for dolby atmos modules that u place on top of the front speakers? which will give me a more better atmos soundstage rear height speakers or the upfiring atmos speakers?
please share your inputs.

Thanks..
This is going to depend and some clarification is needed.
-12' Flat or Cathedral ceiling
-Which speakers?
-Actual room layout, with speaker, furniture and wall locations, preferably a diagram.

This will allow us to give you the best help.
 

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Thank you kind sir, easy enough to do so I'll go with that
I'm also a Def Tech person with BP 2004TL front, CLR 2300 center, BP-2X surrounds and BP-1X rears. I have many extra ProCinema 60 speakers that I would like to use for Dolby Atmos where the front and rear walls meet the ceiling. They would be angled downward like the SVS Prime Elevation speakers.

Would this work?
 

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I'm also a Def Tech person with BP 2004TL front, CLR 2300 center, BP-2X surrounds and BP-1X rears. I have many extra ProCinema 60 speakers that I would like to use for Dolby Atmos where the front and rear walls meet the ceiling. They would be angled downward like the SVS Prime Elevation speakers.

Would this work?
Should be no problem, don't get caught up in angling them though, straight outis actually recommended, but whatever works easiest will work fine.
 

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Should be no problem, don't get caught up in angling them though, straight outis actually recommended, but whatever works easiest will work fine.
Hi,
I have got 5.1.2 setup and my receiver is Denon AVR-S730H.
i have installed the front height speakers 6 inch below the ceiling(10 feet) and slightly angle down to MLP.
My Denon receiver has the following Amp Assign selection for Speakers setup, Dolby Front, Front Height & Top Front.
Which Amp Assign is recommended for better Dolby ATMOS/DTS:X sound?
 

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Hi,
I have got 5.1.2 setup and my receiver is Denon AVR-S730H.
i have installed the front height speakers 6 inch below the ceiling(10 feet) and slightly angle down to MLP.
My Denon receiver has the following Amp Assign selection for Speakers setup, Dolby Front, Front Height & Top Front.
Which Amp Assign is recommended for better Dolby ATMOS/DTS:X sound?
Most likely Front Height, it depends on the angle from your MLP to the speaker.it won't hurt to experiment with the Top Front assignment, use wheat you think sounds best to you.
Dolby Front or Dolby Enabled Front are for upfiring speakers or modules only and has special crossovers and delays and phasing.
 

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Most likely Front Height, it depends on the angle from your MLP to the speaker.it won't hurt to experiment with the Top Front assignment, use wheat you think sounds best to you.
Dolby Front or Dolby Enabled Front are for upfiring speakers or modules only and has special crossovers and delays and phasing.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will experiment both assignment.
 

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I got through about 7 pages of this thread and got a bit lost in regard to Front Height vs Overhead. I have a Pioneer VSX-1124-K AVR. I currently have a 7.2 setup and would like to add overhead speakers. Essentially making it a 7.2.2 or is it 9.2? Confused there too! The AVR supports Atmos. Will the Front Height Speakers function better positioned as Overhead Speakers? The room is 22x16x9. Is there a difference in how the sound in an Atmos enviroment is processed from the front compared to overhead? I read a lot of opinions of how each persons system functioned well for them. Merely looking at this from a technical standpoint. Are height channels essentially the same as overhead in an Atmos environment with better placement.
Thanks in advance for shedding "sound" on this.
 

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I got through about 7 pages of this thread and got a bit lost in regard to Front Height vs Overhead. I have a Pioneer VSX-1124-K AVR. I currently have a 7.2 setup and would like to add overhead speakers. Essentially making it a 7.2.2 or is it 9.2? Confused there too! The AVR supports Atmos. Will the Front Height Speakers function better positioned as Overhead Speakers? The room is 22x16x9. Is there a difference in how the sound in an Atmos enviroment is processed from the front compared to overhead? I read a lot of opinions of how each persons system functioned well for them. Merely looking at this from a technical standpoint. Are height channels essentially the same as overhead in an Atmos environment with better placement.
Thanks in advance for shedding "sound" on this.
At a glance, your receiver is listed as 7.2 - so that means you probably can't do more than that. For height, you could do something like 5.2.2. (I'm not 100% sure about your receiver, but I'm pretty sure it can't do more than 7 speakers and 2 subs.)

As for preferred placement, I think you will get a lot of opinions. I enjoyed adding two front height speakers, but would probably prefer speakers in the ceiling firing down. I'm going to try moving the front heights to the sides near the ceiling, but I'll have to get smaller speakers with mounts first.
 

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At a glance, your receiver is listed as 7.2 - so that means you probably can't do more than that. For height, you could do something like 5.2.2. (I'm not 100% sure about your receiver, but I'm pretty sure it can't do more than 7 speakers and 2 subs.)

As for preferred placement, I think you will get a lot of opinions. I enjoyed adding two front height speakers, but would probably prefer speakers in the ceiling firing down. I'm going to try moving the front heights to the sides near the ceiling, but I'll have to get smaller speakers with mounts first.
The AVR supports 9 channels w/ 2 dedicated RCA outs for subs. I've attached the pages from the manual.
 

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Are you sure about that? The Pioneer web page for it says that it does not.

[A quick glance at some online reviews confirms it.

Even if it could decode Atmos signals, it has 7 amplifier channels, so you'd be limited to 5.2.2. That's not a criticism, just normal for 7 channel AVRs.
Well damn! I've been thinking this in circles over nothing. This whole time I could swear it was Atmos... :crying:
Thanks for the help and research. I missed what was in plain sight.

Purchasing a new home soon. Now to contemplate if its worth it to purchase a new AVR capable of Atmos for the theater room.
 
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