QUOTE(Zot @ Oct 14 2020, 03:56 PM)
I was talking about speaker that purposely designed for 7.1 (housed together with front speaker) which has speaker on top angled toward ceiling at angle to reflect back to audience. A surround speakers, not the front speakersUpfring Atmos modules are stupid, period.
They can work in only a very specific condition:
- Your ceiling is FLAT and is REFLECTIVE (problem 1)
- Your ceiling must be no higher than 12ft, optimally it should be 8-10ft.
- You must sit in ONE location only, that means if you have guests, well too fucking bad for them.
You generally want your room to be controlled acoustically, that means having acoustic absorption. The L/R fronts and center speakers are a million times more important than the heights, so just because upfiring speakers requires the ceiling to be untreated and reflective, you'd then have to compromise on the most important speakers in the system? Do you see how stupid that sounds?