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Old 05-14-2017, 09:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm trying to figure out what the best speaker setup would be for playing Dolby atmos. I know atmos content is still limited so I want speakers that will play regular 5.1 mixes just as well. Will be using primarily for movies. I'm considering Definitive Technology, Pioneer, Klipsch and possibly Elac. Just wanted to get some opinions on which speakers sound the best. Here are a couple bundles that I found on Amazon that I'm considering. Curious to see what you guys think.

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Old 05-15-2017, 03:37 AM   #2
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Hey guys I'm trying to figure out what the best speaker setup would be for playing Dolby atmos. I know atmos content is still limited so I want speakers that will play regular 5.1 mixes just as well. Will be using primarily for movies. I'm considering Definitive Technology, Pioneer, Klipsch and possibly Elac. Just wanted to get some opinions on which speakers sound the best. Here are a couple bundles that I found on Amazon that I'm considering. Curious to see what you guys think.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A2R817KUZV0MAD

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f_rd_i=desktop
Do you happen to have speakers already?

The def tech you liked are pretty good but if you own some decent speaker alredy you could add to them some in ceiling speaker to complete 5.1.2 or 5.1.4 and that is technically better than relying on up-firing speaker and your ceiling to reflect the sound.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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I do currently have a 5.1 system but the speakers and receiver are lower end and I was planning on upgrading everything just to get a better listening experience. The upward firing speakers appeal to me a little more just so I don't have to go through the hassle of installing in ceiling speakers. I went to best buy the other day and I heard a demo of some of the def tech B9040s and the Pioneer SP-EFS73s. I was actually really impressed with how the pioneers sounded and they are probably more within my budget. They didn't have an atmos disc for me to listen on them but regular 5.1 mixes sounded great. Any idea how the atmos speakers sound on the pioneers?
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I do currently have a 5.1 system but the speakers and receiver are lower end and I was planning on upgrading everything just to get a better listening experience. The upward firing speakers appeal to me a little more just so I don't have to go through the hassle of installing in ceiling speakers. I went to best buy the other day and I heard a demo of some of the def tech B9040s and the Pioneer SP-EFS73s. I was actually really impressed with how the pioneers sounded and they are probably more within my budget. They didn't have an atmos disc for me to listen on them but regular 5.1 mixes sounded great. Any idea how the atmos speakers sound on the pioneers?
Sorry I don't but I would think they match pretty well what you heard as it ois buil in the speaker, but it also depend on your room, Do you have standard 8 foot ceiling?, I think that would work best for you as you could take advantage of the reflection on the ceiling. I would suggest also to look into Klipsch as for HT they are a very good choice also, Klipsch also has the option either of Built in Atmos speaker in the tower or you can also get them separate mounted on top of the speaker cabinets.I you give me your total budget maybe I can sway you another route than the Pioneer but I know they m ust be a good bang for the buck.

Honestly they have a good deal on the Pioneers for all 5 speakers as if you were to buy seperatly it would cost you a lot more I'd go for them as there is only 3 left.
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Now I can't decide if I should go with the upward firing speakers or the in ceiling. My room size is about 15x15 and the ceiling height is 8 ft. For a room that size is it recommended to use the atmos enabled speakers? Would in ceiling speakers be too close? I'm just trying to get the best possible sound I can with a budget of around 2500. There's so much information on the web and everyone seems to have a different opinion so it's really difficult to decide:/
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Now I can't decide if I should go with the upward firing speakers or the in ceiling. My room size is about 15x15 and the ceiling height is 8 ft. For a room that size is it recommended to use the atmos enabled speakers? Would in ceiling speakers be too close? I'm just trying to get the best possible sound I can with a budget of around 2500. There's so much information on the web and everyone seems to have a different opinion so it's really difficult to decide:/
Real Dolby Atmos sound features ceiling speakers in a commercial Dolby Atmos equipped theater, and to emulate true Dolby Atmos sound as much as possible, you would want to purchase and install ceiling speakers. Top firing speakers are acceptable and easier to connect without doing extensive work to install ceiling speakers, but you probably won't hear and experience the real effect, as it is in a Dolby Atmos theater. 9 times out of 10, the ceiling speakers will sound much better, and it will be worth it.

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Now I can't decide if I should go with the upward firing speakers or the in ceiling. My room size is about 15x15 and the ceiling height is 8 ft. For a room that size is it recommended to use the atmos enabled speakers? Would in ceiling speakers be too close? I'm just trying to get the best possible sound I can with a budget of around 2500. There's so much information on the web and everyone seems to have a different opinion so it's really difficult to decide:/
To know how True Atmos System are built just go on Dolby Atmos Website and you will see available configs.

As for Divergent opinions between people it is completely normal, this is why there is so many Speaker manufacturer.
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So I've got a 9.2 Martin Logan setup with a Marantz 7010 powering my speakers and a X800 UHD Player. I currently have a set of front height speakers and surround backs. When I'm listening to a Dolby Atmos enabled movie the Marantz receiver shows that it's outputting in Dolby Atmos or at least Decoding the sound. Am I experiencing atmos with the speaker configuration I currently have setup? I've tried to amp assign my Surrounds and heights as Atmos enabled speakers but the receiver doesn't show them playing during that configuration.

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So I've got a 9.2 Martin Logan setup with a Marantz 7010 powering my speakers and a X800 UHD Player. I currently have a set of front height speakers and surround backs. When I'm listening to a Dolby Atmos enabled movie the Marantz receiver shows that it's outputting in Dolby Atmos or at least Decoding the sound. Am I experiencing atmos with the speaker configuration I currently have setup? I've tried to amp assign my Surrounds and heights as Atmos enabled speakers but the receiver doesn't show them playing during that configuration.

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For Dolby Atmos decoding and rendering to be activated requires a pair or either height or ceiling speakers and your screen height speakers achieves this.
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