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Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Adam Gregorich, Aug 5, 2014.

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    I noticed a drop ceiling in some of the pics. Did any of you hear any issues with the use of a drop ceiling? Were there both in-ceiling speakers and mounted speakers with a drop ceiling in the demo rooms? Curious, because I presently have one in my room that has needed periodic damping to tame rattling, and I was seriously considering installing a drywall ceiling.
     
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    No, there was no buzzing. I've got similar issues with glass windows in my family room so I pick up on that pretty readily. The height effect worked fine, my biggest issue was the lack of bass so the whole thing sounded a bit flat.
     
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    Hhhmmmmm...Those pics make it look like they aped Yamaha front and rear Presence.Is NYC the same speaker locations as Burbank?And the position of those fluorescent fixtures wasn't helping "the enabled"...
     
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    It interesting. In Burbank the ceiling speakers were directly overhead pointing toward the ground, not mounted up like the ones in Sam's pic. That's almost more like a height channel. We got the same demos, but the upward firing and ceiling mounted speakers sounded almost identical. You could hear just a brief change in timber when they were switched during a clip, but no change to the effect. Both sets of speakers were equally convincing.
     
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    The NY ceiling speakers were mounted in-ceiling. You can see them in my video. I'm not 100% certain, but I don't think the 'height' speakers were used for the demo.
     
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    That would make a difference. Still...the enabled weren't helped by the fluorescent fixtures.
     
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    Copying over my impressions from the former thread in the speakers forum, which I have just locked in favor of this official thread.
    Sam
     
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    I know nothing about in-ceiling speakers. I know generally, that wide dispersion is the way to go. I'm looking for more information on Dolby Atmos approved in-ceiling speakers. I'm in no hurry, and ceiling mounting is not out of the question.
     
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    Hey Ron, thanks for the write up on your Atmos experience.

    Are you saying that from your information gathering, you've found out that 150 titles will be released to Blu-ray with Atmos soundtracks, or are you going off the number of movies released theatrically in the format that could potentially be released with Atmos tracks?

    "150 Atmos Blu-ray titles are expected to be released starting this fall."
     
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    I am excited to try this in my own home. Unfortunately, until we buy a new house I'll be restricted to upward firing speakers.
     
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    The more I hear the more excited I am to listen to a Dolby Atmos system to hear it for myself!
     
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    thanks for that experience review. do you know if those dolby trailers will be on bluray in amtos i've always loved demo trailers :)
     
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    Where can I get those Dolby double D theater seats, that are in the poster? :) [​IMG]
     
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    Personally I agree photoshop job, They do look cool thou. To get you cinema seats in the home costumed so that you can remove the back of the seat replace it with a new seat back, won't come cheap. Maybe cheap way is like seat cover for cars and have something that can pulled over your existing seats with the double D Dolby logo.


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    Let me get this right, if you add ceiling speakers, you need four of them as the minimal requirement? If you use the floor setup with the special Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, you only need two of them for the minimal requirement?
     
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    Four in both scenarios is recommended so you have front to back and 360 degree true overhead or simulated overhead panning.
     

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