Yes I'm running 5.1.2 and it certainly does bring something to the table but as others have already said, it's all down to the movie/soundtrack.Presume you have an Atmos set up? Happy with it?
I can easily add 2 ceiling speakers but do people think it's worth adding 4 as 4 would be a little bit tricker but still doable, is the difference between 2 and 4 noticeable? My room is quite large.
True but even if you don't have the greatest 5.1 setup Atmos can help in that regard to by filling in the gaps and creating a sound bubble. I should say that my system was pretty decent by then but even then that was the first thing I noticed with my initial set up of 2 speakers.Yes I'm running 5.1.2 and it certainly does bring something to the table but as others have already said, it's all down to the movie/soundtrack.
I'm sure adding another 2 speakers for .4 would improve things further.
More often than not the overhead effects don't draw attention to themselves in the same way as your base layer. I've a great base layer which is, IMO, far more important & that's where I'd be concentrating before considering Atmos.
If you've already got that covered then yes, adding Atmos is definitely worth it.
No. Atmos is meta date that is embedded in the Dolby TrueHD format. 5.1 will sound the same as it always has since the formats arrived on the scene. You cannot have Atmos without the extra speakers in a correctly configured and capable receiver.So am I right in thinking Atmos is not just the process of adding 2 height speakers and sound coming from it but its a totally new sound format? So its not like 5.1 with just sound from 2 heights is classed as Atmos its a whole new surround sound format so to speak so the 5.1 speakers will also sound different?
Any of our Custom Install In-Ceiling speakers (except the T2 and FX models) can be used for Atmos, the better options being those with the IDC module in them. In the vast majority situations the best speaker we would recommend is the C265-IDC. The reason being is that it provides a wide dispersion characteristic (as recommended by Dolby) from its use of an inverted mid-range and isn’t too big or imposing.
The larger 8” models and especially the CP 8” models can look a bit unsightly when there are 4 of them in the ceiling unless you have a large ceiling space to locate them in. Additionally, since Dolby Atmos channels are playing effects audio with more atmospheric sounds and reduced low frequencies, the extra bass achieved by a larger speaker can be seen as unnecessary.
Sorry, I can't offer any technical advice (I used 4 x Minx Min 12's for mine with cheap speaker wire), but was just wondering if you can post some photos when it's all completed.Thanks ordered 4 x C165 now for speaker wire and fire hoodys, any recommendations please? Seen this but comes in different widths.
Thanks looks a bit expensive that for 20 metres £40?
I'd take a trip to a dealer and take your time putting together your system.Is it sorry not clued up, thanks for clarifying.