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Old 01-02-2020, 10:00 AM   #1  
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Default Two Additional Speakers

My current 5 speaker surround is mentioned in below signature w rm size.

I have two more bookshelf speakers w 5" woofers and 1" tweeters, which are the same as current mains with much the same specs.

My current main bookshelf speakers are 6 feet apart at ear level.

The side surround speakers are 20" above my ear level, spaced 6 feet apart and angled at my head.

All 5 speakers are angled directly at my listening position. The front TV and a front speakers are 8 feet from my listening position. I have about 3 feet behind me with a wall.

My thinking: Mount them in the rear at the same height of the surrounds and angle them at my head.

My AVR has auto speaker calibration set-up.

ATMOS is not an issue as I don't have any cable or streaming with ATMOS content. Besides, DOLBY ATMOS, is very limited, like 4K UHD.

I'm open to suggestions, if any.

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sounds good but if you have a blu-ray player then I would go atmos as there is more atmos content than discrete 7.1 content. Going forwards almost all advanced surround sound will be atmos or the dts equivalent as rather than the need to mix discrete channels everything is given an x,y, and z coordinate and the processor in your AVR knowing the levels and locations of your surrounds can then calculate what sounds and intensity come out of your surrounds. I had a traditional 7.2 set up and went to 5.2.2 atmos set-up about 9 months ago and have not regretted it one bit.
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ATT U-Verse transmission is strictly Dolby Digital and Neflix transmissions are Dolby Digital.

Are you saying if I had 4 independent Atmos speakers, in my case, I would get overhead production sound from standard Dolby Digital Transmissions. Or just an improvement in overall sound quality? I do have the right ceiling accoustics. Just skeptical as no cable or streaming is broadcast in ATMOS. The sources have to have broadcast ATMOS sound equipment, which is a long way off.

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sounds good but if you have a blu-ray player then I would go atmos as there is more atmos content than discrete 7.1 content. Going forwards almost all advanced surround sound will be atmos or the dts equivalent as rather than the need to mix discrete channels everything is given an x,y, and z coordinate and the processor in your AVR knowing the levels and locations of your surrounds can then calculate what sounds and intensity come out of your surrounds. I had a traditional 7.2 set up and went to 5.2.2 atmos set-up about 9 months ago and have not regretted it one bit.
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If you are streaming only I don't think it really matters as you are only going to get 5.1 sound and anything from the extra speakers would be matrixed sound - atmos or dolby digital doesn't really matter. If you have a blu-ray player though then you will get atmos from blu-ray titles (both 4k and standard blu-ray.)
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Ya, sounds good and thank you for the reply. The 2 other JBL speakers, which have been accumulating dust for a year, will finally give them away. Happy New Year!
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