Congrats on the new Home. Be great if you could post some pics of the current room so all can then add comments or advice. Great Rack by the way. Looks like allot of power.
A is more or less what I had in our last house, but Dolby says it should be the B location for atmos, right?A.......e'bry day.
A is more or less what I had in our last house, but Dolby says it should be the B location for atmos, right?
Now I’m confused. The rear row is the primary listening position, so the sides should be next to each end of it, right?A is more or less what I had in our last house, but Dolby says it should be the B location for atmos, right?
No...your going to have 2 rows of seats, and the location shown/ suggested is correct for Side Surround.
In any correct instance, the sides should be exactly that "Side" that are at each side of the primary Row. If you want Side Effects of the same ilk for the Rear row, you would have to go 9.2.4
Otherwise, the Rear Row must accept imagery as it comes from correctly positioned drivers.
Yes, you can change it up, but the gap difference between the Front Array and the Side Surrounds will create a more likely fade (hole) in the surround Sound staging...and you'd also have to reposition the Front Atmos to try to keep that content staging correctly.
In a 2 Row situation such as yours, if I was designing a 7.2.4 system, the Side Surrounds would be Dipoles.
Dolby's illustration is a generic Guidleline....not an absolute. It does not / cannot take any differing Room variables into account. It is a singular depiction. Even the give angles are not sacred...Speaker design and dispersion characteristics absolutely must come into play. So...you must make the compensatory adjustments based on room dimensions, speaker design and performance, and acoustic considerations (per seating locations)
Now I’m confused. The rear row is the primary listening position, so the sides should be next to each end of it, right?
In your sized room? ABSEWLOOTLEE! I cannot begin the even reason why it would not be done if possible...unless the budget was an over-ridding factor. For that matter....going with 9.2.6 would be fabulous, but that type 15 Channel Processor / Amp combo is somewhat costly.I do have the option of going 9.2.4 and placing sides in both the A and B locations. Is that advantageous over just having them in one location?
put the side surround speakers at A and C locations not A and B. Pony up for a processor capable for doing the necessary decoding.
I dont see “C” noted anywhere in the image.... help! If it is the column next to the bar top behind the 2nd row, it will be too close to the rears. Those will be sitting on the bar top, polk fxiA6s, In bipole mode.
There is a random speaker there in the picture, but not the actual one that will be located there.
Regarding A and B locations both having side speakers, the only way I can do that is if they are both fed the same signal; I am running a marantz Av7705 for my pre amp, and would simply wire them in parallel from the appropriate amp, which can easily handle the 4ohm load. Buying the extra set of in-walls is no problem.
I am extremely handy.How handy are you? there is no reason for 42 inch high bar top in your seating configuration If you cut it down to counter top height and get shorter stools that will help help with the audio. If your goal is to make your second row your MLP placing speakers on the bar top will be too close. You need to get them on the back wall. You might be able to cut the bar top down to desk height (30" inches) and use executive swivel chairs for bar seating. That would really open up the back sound stage.