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Did you not follow Atmos speaker placements because the room is too small? And why bipole for side surrounds. That's old school 5.1, not Atmos.
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theSPOOLER wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:57 pm
Did you not follow Atmos speaker placements because the room is too small? And why bipole for side surrounds. That's old school 5.1, not Atmos.
See earlier posts...

Its partly room dimensions, but largely because there is no Dolby Atmos specification for speaker placement in a multi-row setup. Dolby remains silent in this regard.

Bipole speakers on the side are placed to benefit both front and back rows, allowing for maximum side channel dispersion. If I only had a single seat in the middle of my HT as Dolby designs for (or more practically/realistically, one row); then yes, I would have opted for monopole side surrounds.
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theSPOOLER wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 11:57 pm
Did you not follow Atmos speaker placements because the room is too small? And why bipole for side surrounds. That's old school 5.1, not Atmos.
There are conflicting views on non direct firing surrounds. Experts I've talked to at boutique shops like audio one and Kennedy hifi still recommend dipole even tho the trend nowadays seems to be going towards direct firing surrounds. It's a matter of preference. Do you want a smaller or bigger sweet spot? I plan on trying both ways when I build out my HT.

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