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Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right....
aarons #421912 01/02/17 04:46 AM
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Since I have close to 9ft ceilings I will have to look at my different options on which speakers to consider. Also, many years ago I enclosed my theater area from the rest of the rec room, so it is much smaller than when you came over. I think from the screen to the rear wall is only like 16ft now. My rear seats are up against that rear wall as well like yours with Q's about in the same spot as your rear m3s. The problem is my side Q's are much higher and angled downward. Will have to figure out what to do with that situation.

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Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right....
aarons #421913 01/02/17 05:01 AM
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Yeah, my current space is 24 feet deep for physical room, remove about 3 feet or a hair more for the false front screen wall. My rear seats are about 2.5 feet from the rear wall.

The biggest thing to keep in mind for Atmos is getting a good amount of separation between your "bed layer" speakers (5.1 or 7.1 speaker configuration) from the overheads (#.#.2, #.#.4, etc)

Get your bed layer right, and you will get a bit more flexibility in your overhead placements.


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Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right....
aarons #421922 01/02/17 04:42 PM
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I already have a pair of m22 on walls in storage, I could get another pair for my main surrounds, thoughts over m3s?


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Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right....
aarons #421938 01/02/17 11:28 PM
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OK. This is still somewhat distorted since I did a panoramic picture, but you get the idea. I focused on sound for the front row since that is used exclusively 98% of the time. You still get a good Atmos experience in the second row though.

Originally I had the front overheads a little closer to the front row, and the rear overheads tucked back really close to the rear soffit. Now I decreased the angle of both pairs and put them so that they put the front row almost smack-dab in the middle of the front & rear overheads (the panoramic distortion makes it not look that way though), just with slightly different angles to also provide coverage to the 2nd row.



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Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right....
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That does help a lot. I will try and take a pic of my room. Today I took off my rear wall Qs8's, and put on my onwall 22's, dropped them about 2 ft. Will need to figure out what to do with side Q's as they are much higher, and on one side I had to use the flat speaker wire axiom offers with terminal block. I have some extra of that if I could figure out how to splice to my existing run and repaint. To be honest I usually sit in the back chairs as I have a better line of site to my AV rack so ceiling placement will be interesting. I like the inwall ones with adjustable tweeter but the woofer would not be angled. Is there a problem with putting them closer to the seating areas?


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Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right....
aarons #421940 01/03/17 12:06 AM
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I didn't note it in the photo, but you can see that my side surrounds are down to just above ear level and slightly in front of where your head would go (once reclined) so that the sound isn't blocked by seat backs or heads, and to also put some of that side surround sound in front of the listening area for a more smooth transition from the front mains. The rear surrounds are just above the backs of the 2nd row of seats and as wide as I could go in my room without being on the "columns" in the back. The goal there was to get the bed layer speakers more evenly distributed around the listening space for more smooth 7.1 sound first, before even adding overheads (I actually tore down my front false wall, bumped it about 16" more into the room so that my front corner bass traps weren't in the way of my widening my front sound stage as well. It made my screen bigger looking (and brighter since it was closer to the projector), so bonuses all around.


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