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Old 04-26-2019, 06:47 PM   #41
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You have a great start, I'd say go with 5.1.4 atmos. You have the rear height, and 2 more for top middle and you're ready to ROCK
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:49 PM   #42
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Just noticed that you don't have surrounds
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:34 PM   #43
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That's right, there are five speakers across the front (including the effects/presence) and three across the back.

Problem is, they are all timbre-matched Mirage Omni which are no longer available.
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In Atmos terms, that is 3.1.5, surely? I'm not sure that is even doable in the home.

Either way, to convert that to good Atmos, a bit of major rethinking is required. You need ear-height rears.
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3.1.5? Is that how the speaker layouts are defined now? (rear.sub.front?)

Anyway, I can't have ear-height. This is an open-concept cottage. Kinda committed to what I have now.

I suppose if I could find more of the OmniFX speakers (or something with a good timbre match), I can ceiling mount a few more. Actually, I have Polk 70-RT mounted in the kitchen that sound surprisingly good.

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3 - front. 1 - sub. 5 - Atmos.

If you mix rear Atmos and rear surrounds at the same height you'll surely have a muddled mess.

Very awkward layout for Atmos unless you were willing to have a total rethink on placements.

6.1 won't integrate with Atmos, only 5.1 or 7.1 core surround layouts are supported as far as I'm aware.

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3 - front. 1 - sub. 5 - Atmos.

If you mix rear Atmos and rear surrounds at the same height you'll surely have a muddled mess.

Very awkward layout for Atmos unless you were willing to have a total rethink on placements.

6.1 won't integrate with Atmos, only 5.1 or 7.1 core surround layouts are supported as far as I'm aware.
Cool, thanks. I have way too much invested to even consider starting over and I am still very happy with the sound from this system. I was just wondering if I had an upgrade path for “someday”.
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I'm currently saving up to upgrade to an Atmos / 4K set-up.

I can easily go 5.1.2 but will probably end up going 7.1.2 by the end. That's all I am able to do at my place. Atmos is fantastic. I'm addicted to Dolby Cinema.
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