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#406417 - 08/01/14 05:36 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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I did some carefull measuring today, and the new M3 Coaxial driver will fit nicely in the top of my M80's should I decide at some point I want the atmos experience.
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#406418 - 08/01/14 05:48 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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Don't you dare!!...

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#406419 - 08/01/14 06:07 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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Why not. I have the tools and the know how.
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#406420 - 08/01/14 07:32 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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Not to rehash old issues, however, I couldn't help but notice(and chuckle) on the Audioholics website their description of what would be their concept of the ideal Dolby Atmos "yet to exist" surround speaker and surprise, surprise, there is an uncanny resemblance to the QS4/8s design which has been around forever. They must have had to bite their tongue not to have to acknowledge that since the QS4/8s design on the Axiom moveable bracket will essentially do what they perceive is required, I couldn't help but laugh about their description of this "yet to be designed" speaker.

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#406421 - 08/01/14 08:35 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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I had a quick look at that article a few days ago but did not really get to far into it. I looked just now and I see what you mean, pretty much a QS but the top speaker is a coaxial dedicated to a atmos channel. I handy guy could modify a QS8 easily enough.
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#406422 - 08/02/14 01:16 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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I fear that adding all of these attempts at further reflecting sounds off of the ceiling is going to degrade the overall sound stage into an undesirable mish-mash.

What will a driver firing upwards from the top of a tower do to music listening? Perhaps it might work; however, I think that this would upset the balance & imaging that the Axiom folks work so hard to achieve...

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#406423 - 08/02/14 01:18 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
I had a quick look at that article a few days ago but did not really get to far into it. I looked just now and I see what you mean, pretty much a QS but the top speaker is a coaxial dedicated to a atmos channel. I handy guy could modify a QS8 easily enough.


Yep, and I am sure the folks at Axiom could do that even more easily as well. I just couldn't help but chuckle but when they were talking about an upward/downward firing surround speaker and their experimentation with such a design at RBH, they were carrying on as if speakers such as the QS4/8s didn't exist in the marketplace yet. Talk about misplaced pride.

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#406424 - 08/02/14 01:31 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I fear that adding all of these attempts at further reflecting sounds off of the ceiling is going to degrade the overall sound stage into an undesirable mish-mash.

What will a driver firing upwards from the top of a tower do to music listening? Perhaps it might work; however, I think that this would upset the balance & imaging that the Axiom folks work so hard to achieve...

TAM


I would expect that such a speaker could easily integrate a switching mechanism in it so one could choose between the regular output and alternatively that when watching a Dolby Atmos encoded movie. I can recall back not that long ago when one or more manufacturers( I can't remember who they were) were producing surrounds that could be switched between dipole(for movies) and bipole for regular music listening.

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#406426 - 08/02/14 01:50 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I fear that adding all of these attempts at further reflecting sounds off of the ceiling is going to degrade the overall sound stage into an undesirable mish-mash.

What will a driver firing upwards from the top of a tower do to music listening? Perhaps it might work; however, I think that this would upset the balance & imaging that the Axiom folks work so hard to achieve...

TAM



There is a thread over at AVS by Scott Wilkinson about his experiences with Dolby Atmos during demo's by Dolby and at theaters. A top firing speaker would be wired separately from the main drivers and be driven by its own amp channel and would not play unless fed information from the Atmos decoder.
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#406427 - 08/02/14 01:53 PM Re: Dolby Atmos: Will it get traction?? [Re: casey01]
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Originally Posted By: casey01
Audioholics website


Link?
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