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Height Front or Top Front for Atmos?

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Hi,

 

I am looking to upgrade me 7.1 to a 7.1.4. And I am contemplating between these 2 config. I had measured the degrees to what it will be if mounted to my front wall or ceiling.

 

I understand this boils down to preference, but what do you guys prefer?

 

Top fronts?

 

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or Front heights?

 

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Anyone? Would you prefer a wider Atmos space? As I cannot achieve a perfect 45 degrees for both options..

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I have the top fronts right now.  Just finishing my man cave with in ceiling. I am thinking I will get better sound. 

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I just hang my speakers up. Depends on the primarily on your room, speakers, and construction. I personally like full range speakers in their original boxes, and not compromised speaker components placed in-wall or in-ceiling configurations. Probably get the green light from the wife if they are in-ceiling though.

 

To answer your question directly, wider angles and greater distances will benefit the height channels.

 

 

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The RSL c34e are back! I may just go for 4x c34e for all TOP in-ceilings vs 2x rp-500sa (Front Heights) and 2x c34e (Top Rears). Right?

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i have now a 7.1 system with Klipsch r-41sa on the wall in my apartment it works perfekt, I will upgrade to a 9.1 this year with atmos on the wall in front and back

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On 4/5/2020 at 5:03 AM, winsonlim said:

Hi,

 

I am looking to upgrade me 7.1 to a 7.1.4. And I am contemplating between these 2 config. I had measured the degrees to what it will be if mounted to my front wall or ceiling.

 

I understand this boils down to preference, but what do you guys prefer?

 

Top fronts?

 

1528703056_topfronts.jpg.149e9574ede5bd0dba3639cf8bf6abff.jpg

 

or Front heights?

 

509586278_frontheights.jpg.7fefa33445648a4301e36635ddb97c36.jpg

 

I'm in a very similar situation myself with almost the same exact angles as you. I have the klipsch rp-500sa speakers and have been wondering the same. I have been thinking of actually mounting the 500sa speakers upside down on the ceiling, as in having the rubber feet on the roof. I have to move my ceiling fan 2ft to get the perfect 45 degrees tho. I don't want to cut 5 holes in my ceiling, 4 for speakers and 1 to move the fan, so I'm considering the 2 fronts up high and the 2 back mounted to the ceiling, or all 4 set up as height speakers for atmos. 

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3 hours ago, winsonlim said:

Indeed the ceiling fan. We are in the same dilemma!

I am going to attempt to move my ceiling fan this weekend. It will be centered between the 2 front ceiling mounted speakers. I am actually mounting 4 klipsch 500sa speakers upside down with the angle pointing toward the mlp. Doing it this way with moving the fan will get me really close to the 45 degrees Dolby recommends. I'll have to post updates and pictures, and performance when it's all done. 

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