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Old 03-30-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Just wanted to know when i upgrade to my new receiver and i get DTS X is it true that i can use any speaker configuration like it say's on there website because i know atmos needs height speakers.
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Just wanted to know when i upgrade to my new receiver and i get DTS X is it true that i can use any speaker configuration like it say's on there website because i know atmos needs height speakers.
you need to have either height/ceiling mounted speakers or "presence" modules to get any true effects offered by DTS:X or ATMOS.

of course, you can just continue to use standard conventional "surround" speakers, but, you won't get the enveloping effects offered by DTS:X or ATMOS as you won't have a "top layer".

also, i think that they really meant, whatever ATMOS speaker setup you already had (because ATMOS was out for a while before X) that it would simply use those same speakers.

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My 7.1 configuration has the Left and Right Surround mounted close to the celiing(top of the wall) and my left and right rears are close to the ceiling (top of the wall). Will that achieve the same effect?
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Just wanted to know when i upgrade to my new receiver and i get DTS X is it true that i can use any speaker configuration like it say's on there website because i know atmos needs height speakers.
Sort of, one warning, this is something I've discovered hands on.

cheaper receivers when used with DTS X only have two high speakers and with the Onkyo 676? I think the top speakers could only be rear (again I think that was the case). I ended up changing that for an expensive Yamaha and I discovered with this one unless I switch on the 4 top speakers if I use it with only two, they MUST be the front.

I wanted to be able to use just 2 top back because I already had two speakers next to the ceiling (rear) and it would have made things easier but I didn't like the Onkyo sound and the Yamaha doesn't let me use those already intalled speakers unless I add two top front.

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My 7.1 configuration has the Left and Right Surround mounted close to the celiing(top of the wall) and my left and right rears are close to the ceiling (top of the wall). Will that achieve the same effect?
No, you're still 7.1.
You'd need to get an AVR that has Atmos/DTS-X.
If you did that, it would be a good idea to lower all four surround speakers and then install 2 or 4 ceiling or height speakers.
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How many audio channels does Dolby Atmos and DTS-X Have?
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Don't quote me but I believe 11.1
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How many audio channels does Dolby Atmos and DTS-X Have?
Currently, for home setups the algorithms for Atmos cap it off at 32 discreet channels (if the pre-processor can handle it) and DTS-X at 11 discreet channels (there’s a rumored update for 2019 that is supposed to bring it up to 13 discreet channels).

Most current pre-processors and receivers can only handle up to 11 discreet channels. Some processors from a few niche brands actually allow for the processing of up 26 discreet channels (from what I can remember) but the prices for those are exorbitant. Denon and Marantz are currently selling a new product each (the Denon AVR-X8500H and the Marantz AV8805) that can actually process up to 13 discreet channels, and they are actually relatively affordable ($4000 - $4500). However, they’re the first of their kind at those prices.
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