1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Official Atmos Home Theater Thread UPDATED With First Impressions

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

Tags:
  1. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    25,082
    Likes Received:
    3,651
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Ebay
     
  2. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    20,688
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
    That’s not where I shop all day long :)
     
    Sam Posten likes this.
  3. hughhhugh

    hughhhugh Auditioning

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    hugh
    If I may ask a quick question:
    I've been seeing that with atmos, the rendering is object based (as opposed to channel based? I'm really just repeating what I think I read, without understanding much here).

    Is this true ?

    And if it is, then it would follow that a monopole is more appropriate than a bi/dipole speaker as a rear channel speaker ?
    Is this correct ?

    Thank you
     
  4. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    20,688
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
    Yes.

    Direct radiating, not bipole/dispersive, speakers for Atmos.
     
  5. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Okay, I'll try asking the question here. I just bought 2 Polk v60s for my in-ceiling Atmos speakers, do I need the grilles on them?
     
  6. hughhhugh

    hughhhugh Auditioning

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    hugh
  7. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    20,688
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
    Grills are generally for aesthetics and speaker protection. Not for acoustic quality.

    So, it’s up to you. They’re not necessary.
     
  8. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Thanks DaveF!
     
  9. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    25,082
    Likes Received:
    3,651
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Ceiling speakers without grilles look dumb IMO...
     
  10. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Well, I painted them this afternoon and I'll install them tomorrow. The magnet doesn't work very well, so I'm going to use small bits of Velcro.
     
  11. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Painted, hung and they look great. Hopefully by the 25th I'll have my Atmos connected to my new receiver. I have about 22 Atmos movies and can't wait to hear them!
     
  12. John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Installed my new Denon AVR x4300H and tried them out. They sound good, but soon i'll be doing a audio calibration and then they will really shine. Listened to some Youtube Atmos videos ad can't wait to calibtrate and hear them again.

    HT is done and now to spend the time to enjoy my movie collection.
     
  13. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    18,691
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    How does one get atmos audio from YouTube?
     
  14. Message #214 of 225 Feb 22, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
    John Sparks

    John Sparks Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    2,427
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    Well, it says that it's a demonstration of Atmos and it's has sound. All my speakers including my in-ceiling are showing on my receiver (7.1.2).

    This is the video.

     
  15. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    20,688
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
    Ill try to remember and give this a shot, but my understanding was that YouTube didn’t support anything beyond stereo through Windows playback. But I could well be wrong on this.
     
  16. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    20,688
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
  17. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    18,691
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    Sure that your denon settings isn’t doing that? Is the display showing Atmos or just the speakers that are sounding out sound.
     
    DaveF likes this.
  18. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    18,691
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    Not sure if they’re still there but I got 4 or 5 Atmos samplers on Vudu.
     
    John Dirk likes this.
  19. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    18,691
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    C5961C50-C318-4991-879A-474F6FCB5DBF. Btw my info shows this when I play that video.
    No option to switch Atmos on.
     
  20. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    20,688
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Catfisch Cinema
    Real Name:
    Dave
    Does the Receiver display “Atmos”? Unless you’re doing decoding and bitstreaming from your PC, then it would say Atmos if it’s in that mode.

    Contra, the receiver will up-convert inputs to all speakers in one of the standard modes.
     

Share This Page