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# 239495 20-Jul-2018 17:36
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I have a 5.1 Speaker system that I would like to upgrade to Atmos 5.1.2. I want to ceiling mount them and want something quite slimline and unobtrusive, but good quality and with good sound quality too. 


I understand there isn't a lot of point in spending a huge amount, but does anyone have experience with this and can they recommend something?



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  # 2059628 20-Jul-2018 20:15
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Do you want in-ceiling speakers?


Or are you looking to have down-firing satellite type speakers?

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  # 2059647 20-Jul-2018 20:57
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In ceiling I think unless you think it's worth considering differently


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  # 2059890 21-Jul-2018 12:15
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There's a strong argument for downfiring satellites like those from SVS, they do typically have better performance than an in-ceiling, but they certainly haven't got the 'out of the way' appeal of a set of in-ceiling speakers.


Speakers that can offer aimable drivers are ideal in my world as you can effectively target the sound to suit your room (think of it as toe-ing in your speakers).

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  # 2060234 22-Jul-2018 08:33
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I recently put 6 6.5" Polk in-ceiling speakers in, to produce a 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configuration for Atmos. Since there isn't that much Atmos media at the moment I am running it as 7.1.2. The speakers are, after all, only effects speakers, so I believe audio performance is secondary to the positioning in space of the sound. The few Atmos Blu-rays I have (mainly DC titles) produce great overhead tracking. The thumping of rotor blades still comes from the sub, but the higher frequencies are definitely above.

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