Front presence speakers?

I am thinking about installing the RCS II speakers at the top left and right of my room to use as mains while I finish up my half bath and flooring (will free up floor space during the reno) and once it is complete use them as front presence speakers.

What is everyones thoughts on front presence?
- Not Tom

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,523
    They are now called atmos speakers I believe. I did that. Used my def techs as mains for a while, that got old for music but was decent for movies with a good center and sub. Now they serve as atmos speakers. I don’t know that I would bother with installing them if the only purpose was for atmos, but for what you are doing it’s worth it if you’ll use them as mains for a while imho...
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,870
    Right, I would probably use them as mains for 6 months or so and maybe off and on in the future...

    Will see if anyone else has any good experience with front presence
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    My wife states that I have good front presence....she seems to be happy with the experiences.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,271
    treitz3 wrote: »
    My wife states that I have good front presence....she seems to be happy with the experiences.

    Tom

    She actually meant she wanted presents up front, like a new purse or shoes
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,567
    treitz3 wrote: »
    My wife states that I have good front presence....she seems to be happy with the experiences.

    Tom

    She lies.....
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,567
    Well about 20yrs ago Yamaha had several AVR's that had front presence speaker capabilities and maybe height. Seems they were way ahead of the curve back then.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,271
    If you can a 5 or 7.4 atmos

    You’ll be very happy
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,103
    edited August 2018
    I loved them. Even before Atmos and DTS X.

    Because of atmos and X i installed cealing speakers above my seated position for a 7.2.2 system. However, in the near future im going to be putting my RM7500 sats back up for front presence speakers. I think they make the front stage for HT sound so much better than the atmos and x in my room. It really opens a new dimension in the sound.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,103
    You make a decision yet? Any updates?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,870
    Hmm, I decided with the fonts I had that it didn't make sense to me...

    I did change my rear ceiling surround with dual tweeters that fire different directions
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    They are now called atmos speakers I believe. I did that. Used my def techs as mains for a while, that got old for music but was decent for movies with a good center and sub. Now they serve as atmos speakers. I don’t know that I would bother with installing them if the only purpose was for atmos, but for what you are doing it’s worth it if you’ll use them as mains for a while imho...

    Yamaha still has presence channels for front and/or rear. I use fronts with my projection screen, since my mains are below the screen. The Dialog Lift feature does a great job of moving the dialog to center screen.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,672
    Trey...
    Stop forkin with the people here.....


    You have already settled upon what you want.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,184
    Look at SVS Trey...I just got a pair of ultra surrounds and you would like the build quality.

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,870
    If I were to do front presence of would be the uiw rcs iii difinitive in ceiling mount. But I would only do that if I decided to put the focals back in the box for an extended duration. That may still happen, in that event I would use them as front presence later once the focal came back in the system.

    The svs presence speakers do look very nice for a wall mount design. For a short while I considered the angle speakers to put on top but decided I don't really like that idea. I really want no more than two physical speakers in the room.

    Maybe one day 🤔
    - Not Tom

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