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lchiu7

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#237676 12-Jun-2018 22:07
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Just picked up a new AVR

 

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrs730h

 

with the intention of 3D audio and one day if I can afford it, 4K projection (I already have a UHD player).

 

For various reasons I can't mount the height speakers in the ceiling as is desirable so I will have to  go up firing.

 

I am looking at these

 

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-T22A-LR-Speaker-designed-Andrew/dp/B0148NPHO8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528797492

 

and $38 shipping to NZ seems reasonable.

 

 

 

 

 

The ceiling is flat and will reflect sound okay but was wondering for those who have 3D audio setups, how are your height speakers placed and how is that working for you.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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ilovemusic
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  #2038752 16-Jun-2018 18:54
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i'm in the same situation.

 

i have a pair of elac atmos speakers sitting on top of my stand mounted main speakers.

 

they work well but without the same efficacy of good ceiling mounted atmos speakers.


lchiu7

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  #2039045 17-Jun-2018 12:16
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Thanks

 

 

 

I am looking at the Pioneer

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-T22A-LR-Speaker-designed-Andrew/dp/B0148NPHO8

 

There is good discussion here on how to experiences in up firing speakers and hacks you can use to improve the audio positioning

 

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1714010-dolby-atmos-upward-firing-module-speakers.html





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2039105 17-Jun-2018 13:33
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Yeah have an Onkyo Receiver and using their up-firing modules - they were on sale. Using Shield for 4K content and HD Audio. 

 

Does seem to add some aspects of the height channels - but I have no comparison - but I cant help but feel proper height speakers would be a lot better - but I am not prepared to cut the ceiling to install them : /

 

 

 

PS: Re UHD projectors - what are you thinking of?

 

I ask as that is the next UG for me - most likely the BenQ TK800 as it seems like an OK performer for the price @ $2k - and esp so seeing as my HT set up is in the lounge ie. without full light control.


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  #2039238 17-Jun-2018 20:05
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Reading the thread it appears that some users are getting better Atmos effects by angling their speakers  up more using wedges under the speakers. My ceiling is 2.88m high and I can get the Atmos speakers up over half-way of that.

 

No thought on UHD projector yet - that is a bridge too far alas. I was more keen on Atmos audio first.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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