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#436080 - 03/24/20 06:57 PM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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Well, Philip, you changed your post. Your original post read "I was thinking of mounting the M2OW." Now come on and sing with me as you swivel those hips:

This ain't The People's Court
Thinking don't count
Just drill some holes and then mount
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#436081 - 03/24/20 07:17 PM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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Ah, yes! For some reason, it posted while I was typing.

So, the problem is, sitting around, watching old movies, thinking about making the system sound better ... sometimes thinking is better than doing.

Cost benefit issue! Do you have the Auro 3D with VoG channel(s)?

I think that's the better way to go, but it would cause install
and major cost issues that I'm not sure I want to deal with.

So, thinking, thinking!



Edited by 2x6spds (03/24/20 07:18 PM)
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#436083 - 03/24/20 11:07 PM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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The Atmos recommendations are to put the bed layer of the surrounds, mains etc. at ear level. maybe a little higher no more than 2 foot. Then put the heights in ceiling or on wall or up firing.

Higher placement may detract from overhead effect too much.

Kind of like how. The only recommendation of a multipole speaker in ATMOS set up is for front height/width placement too add to the sound stage envelopment. As the surround effects they produce get totally masked in their design intended positions.

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#436088 - 03/26/20 12:54 AM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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I returned the TCL 4 series 75" TV swapping it for an LG 75", huge improvement.

I took this as an opportunity to tweak the master bedroom system. The Marantz 7703 has stereo sub out, so, my friend crawled the attic and fixed the subwoofer cable meant for a 12" Velodyne. I now have 2 EP500s up front, inside of a pair of Thiel CS3.6s (an SVS 20-39 sub and the Velodyne gets a total of 4 subs). Above the Thiels, a pair of the gorgeous Axiom made Michaura M55s (twin Axiom 5.25" drivers with a 0.75" titanium tweeter) as front high ATMOS, and 4 Michaura M55s in side and back surround service. A VP180 center completes the speaker compliment.

I'm using a Cary Theater 7 channel and Marantz 2 channel amp.

The picture quality of the LG is great! The sound quality of this for the most part Axiom system is off the chart.

A home theater system like this makes social distancing much easier to take. If only there were more great movies to watch.

Stay safe and healthy.
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#436089 - 03/26/20 01:10 AM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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If you had to choose a pair, Thiels or active LFRs?
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#436090 - 03/26/20 02:18 AM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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Hello my friend

That's easy. Although I love my vintage Thiel CS3.6s, the LFRA 1100s are simply in another class.

The most recent Absolute Sound has an article on Gayle Sanders' breakthrough speakers. The Eikons. Active speakers with external DSP. "Audacious!" raves TAS. $25,000.

I'd love to see TAS and Stereophile review a pair of LFR1100 Actives with a pair of ADA1500s. What comes after "Audacious"?
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#436091 - 03/26/20 11:24 AM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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I would expect indeed that the LFRAs are in another class.

I'm still dreaming of two 500s sitting underneath each of my M2OW in the living room.
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#436092 - 03/26/20 01:04 PM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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I'm dreaming of 4 M2OWs!
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#436096 - 03/26/20 09:29 PM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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You need to join Tam And put 800s under those M2s.

Wouldn't the amount of channels in the actives change it from ATMOS to more of a 5.2? Given you have a 13 channels and not just 11.2 processing?

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#436097 - 03/26/20 09:38 PM Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ATMOS SYSTEM [Re: 2x6spds]
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I think the bedroom system is 7.2.4
2 F//L
2 ATMOS high fronts
2 side surrounds
2 back surrounds
1 center
4 subs

I should check the manual but I think the Marantz AV7703 is maxed out.

The downstairs system with the Marantz AV8805 is severely underutilized.

2 x LFR1100Actives
2 x upfiring ATMOS speakers
2 side surrounds
2 back surrounds
1 center
2 subs
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