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  1. That's a tough room to map out a proper LCR. If TV is to go to the wall where the fireplace is, I think there is too much light for projector to work well, so acoustic transparent screen is out. Also, ideally, you'd want LCR to be on the same plane / height which means mounting Cornwall on ceiling, mid wall, even if you could, may not yield good results. I do think the phantom suggestion may be best or see if you have the heart to try a completely new LCR (since you have RP640D, get matching LR for it) and then move the Cornwall to another room for music listening. Or configure as another zone for music in same room . Just some additional thoughts.
  2. I feel the RP-500SA is designed for ATMOS height speakers as its main role. If you have the room for RP402S or even in wall. They may be better than RP-500SA for rear surround. Remember ATMOS spec for surround is at ear level. (reference: https://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-atmos/dolby-atmos-home-theater-installation-guidelines.pdf)
  3. In my room, SVS is stronger below 27hz and PSA stronger between 34-44hz. I think that matches what people are saying and experiences w/ how SVS and PSA are tuned. i.e SVS more low end and PSA more of that mid range bass. I do like the SVS with the parametric EQ and the ease of the app to fine tune the bass. But for the money, PSA is the winner IMO. I just happened to find a SVS at a good deal so I couldn't resist. : )
  4. Awesome! AcousticSoundDesign has fantastic reviews (100% over last year and total of 11589 reviews?!). I'd think if u have issues, they will respond. I'm sure you'd enjoy the 8" over 6.5". : ) At least you won't have the bug that get you to think I should have gone bigger. lol All the best! And make sure to send photos along the way of the progress!
  5. I believe they are spring loaded but @Robert Gervais can confirm. The new construction mounting kit is where you don’t have drywall up. It is able to mount onto the studs vs without it, you cut a hole in the drywall and the speaker clip onto the drywall. I’d say if your drywall will be removed then by all means get the mounting kit. I can’t speak to the fire rated enclosure tho.
  6. I’ve read that horizontally oriented center speaker design are challenged with on-axis of the woofers. I found this article that get into it better than I could. Worth a read before you commit. https://www.audioholics.com/loudspeaker-design/vertical-vs-horizontal-speaker-designs
  7. Here is the Dolby 7.1.6 overhead guide: https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/speaker-setup-guides/7.1.6-overhead-speaker-setup-guide.html More detailed placement description are in this one: https://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-atmos/dolby-atmos-home-theater-installation-guidelines.pdf The good thing is you don't have to hard mount it so have the flexibility. Even the seating as well, once you have the speakers, you may find moving a few inch front or back may drastically change your nulls or peak. : ) lots of 'fun'.
  8. Ah, thanks for the explanation. I love the hidden room in the back. : ) Have you considered mounting/placing the rear surround channels lower at ear level in place of one of the shelves? May fit better with the recommended ear level for surround speakers in ATMOS spec. An additional suggestion I have, and this was one lesson I learned is to make sure you have a conduit for your HDMI cable (if you were to run it in ceiling/wall). This way, as technology change, you can easily replace them. : ) Lovely room and I'm sure you'd enjoy the process of building it and even more once its complete!
  9. I just upgraded from a 6.5" ceiling to 8" Klipsch Pro-180 rpc. I can tell you I can hear and feel the differences. It also shows up in measurements too. If you're not in a hurry, I do see 5800 come up on sale from various vendors and even from people selling them privately. I was able to get my pro-180 for $400 Canadian each! So I think there are rooms for negotiation. I'd say go for the 8" and don't look back especially given the size of your room. BTW, why RP-640D? Those 'thin' speakers likely won't sound as good as say the 5800 in wall or another pair of RP-502s IMO. They do look nice tho. I'd also say to not set your subwoofer placement in stone, do some subwoofer crawl and see if there are more optimal positions. Here is my just updated theatre, much smaller than yours, I also have RP-502s.
  10. Took over 5 years of collection, finally completed my 9.2.4 Home Theatre with Klipsch speakers (minus the subs). : ) I had some RF62 and RC62s initially and @Youthman inspired me to do v2 w/ La Scala. I was fortunate to find a couple La Scala from an original owner to kick start it and rest fell in place after. I originally had Yamaha surrounds and ceilings and those were the last ones to be replaced. I thought ceiling won't matter much.. oh boy, was I wrong. Love those 8" pro-180 RPCs, appreciate the bass from those ATMOS heights for sure! Lastly, I think for my size of room where surrounds are relatively close to seating, the RP surrounds with the dispersion sounded better compared to my original in-walls. I may look to have a couple more acoustic panels to cut down reflections more in time. What's next? Gonna enjoy the newly released 25th anniversary Gladiator and Braveheart to test it out. : ) Receiver: Denon AVR-X8500H LCR: Klipsch La Scala w/ Crites CT120 and A/4500 crossover Front Wides: Klipsch RP-600m Surrounds (L, R, RL, RR): Klipsch RP-502s Top (FL, FR, RL, RR): Klipsch Pro-180 RPC Subwoofers: SVS PB-16 & PSA v1501df Projector: BenQ: HT3550 Screen: Elite 1080P3 120" 16:9 Cheers and hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying their HT!
  11. Just a thought, because it looks like the rear wall to seating area is shorter than the side speaker to seating. In that case the dispersion of the rp402s may work better than direct nature of the rp600m. Since you have them, may be worthwhile trying to see if it sounds better.
  12. Here is the Dolby suggested placement for 5.1.2. Can see the rear surround placement. Do those angles work for you to allow the 402s on the wall? https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/speaker-setup-guides/5.1.2-overhead-speaker-setup-guide.html
  13. I actually feel that the rp402s May fit better as rear surround and move the rp600m as side surrounds because there is more distance. Have you give that a try? In addition, noticed you have 2 subs but I don’t see one in the back. (Unless it’s just outside the view) Maybe place on in the back corner opposite the front if allows.
  14. Here are some quick thoughts. Is there a reason why you choose to hang the surround vs placing on speaker stand? I feel the rear surround can potentially be wall mounted and side surrounds on stands. Would match much better to ATMOS placement guide which suggests surround at ear level. https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/speaker-setup-guides/7.1.4-overhead-speaker-setup-guide.html As for sub, do the usual sub crawl to find a good place that is suitable. Lastly, may also consider some acoustic panels at the rear wall (top priority) and then any possible 1st reflection points. Don’t have to go crazy but I think that’d help once you have speaker placed set.
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