Polk SRT additional channels and/or Atmos???

katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 33
Hey Guys, anybody with an SRT system go to an Atmos setup with it? Just wondering, not a lot of room on top of the satellites, but in-ceiling or side(might) would work....its just a thought, or do i NOT mess with a Classic. And if anyone has, what brand speakers did you go with???? P.S. My wife does NOT know i'm even thinking about this,lol.

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  • katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 33
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,405
    I don’t have an SRT system, so I don’t have an idea of the sound, but if it’s similar to the LSi series, Polk did make a line of in wall and in ceiling speakers voiced for that series, so those may work, you’ll just have to find them. DefTech also makes some nice in-ceiling speakers. Otherwise, I dont know.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,435
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    I don’t have an SRT system, so I don’t have an idea of the sound, but if it’s similar to the LSi series, Polk did make a line of in wall and in ceiling speakers voiced for that series, so those may work, you’ll just have to find them. DefTech also makes some nice in-ceiling speakers. Otherwise, I dont know.
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    I wouldn't fret too much on surrounds being voiced and you can closer associate the SRT system to the RT series of speakers in terms of tweeters. To the OP you really don't have a lot of room at all do you haha! I can't really comment as I haven't done Atmos in general but ceiling or some mounted SVS elevation surrounds might do a decent job. Sorry I can't offer more.
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  • katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 33
    Good stuff guys, yeah I figured that was the response I was going to get.....i got a couple of older B and W Rock Solids that are pretty good and they are extremely directional, maybe I'll play around with those before I decide to spend, overheads would be killer, I'm sure......Thanks!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,993
    edited July 24
    Having experienced the full SRT system multiple times you shouldn't need any additional speakers.

    Looking at your pic, the speakers should not be toed in. If you are driving them with only the Pioneer AVR you're not getting even close to what those speakers are capable of.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,318
    They make numerous Atmos speakers and I wouldn't worry too much about voice matching. Looks like you have limited space on top of the speakers so choose one wisely. Def tech would probably sound close.

    I'll also second putting an amp to those SRT's, being a former owner myself....and nix the toe in too as already stated.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,137
    edited July 24
    Having just recently seen the movie Skyscraper in ATMOS / IMAX theater, I agree with all of the suggestions. Maximizing 5.1 should be the first step. Getting a beastly amp would be the best start towards a stout ATMOS system.

    Something like this 7 ch x 300W monster:http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/7900.html

    Or the cool new ATI Hypex N-Core Class D amps: http://www.ati-amp.com/AT52XNC.php

    Then, see if you can get four speakers in the ceiling. Shoot for a robust 6.5" or 8" that has good output.
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  • katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 33
    I knew this was coming, about the power, the Pio is a class D Continuous Power Output (1 kHz, 4 Ω, 1.0%) 255 W per channel, runs super cool, app sound customization is a awesome with so many different music sources nowadays,and easily shakes the house if i need it to, my uncle lost a good part of his hearing from these and warned me when he gave them to me, will I add an external ? Maybe, certainly can't justify $3500 to the wife, I was lucky to get the Pio for $1600, toe in is gone I was prolly working behind there when that pic was taken....well, Thanks for all the input
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,993
    edited July 27
    I own a TOTL real Pioneer Elite AVR and while an excellent AVR, it cannot do justice to the SRT system.

    FYI, the specs you quoted....1.0% THD is extremely audible. The AVR is on the verge of clipping at that point, so the 255wpc rating is worthless.
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  • katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 33
    I understand, I think I said 3500 is not happening and I was lucky to get the Pio with my wife's blessings, I guess I will have to deal will all that distortion for now. Jaws still hit the floor though when I throw in my Pacific Rim 4k.
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