5.4.2 or 7.2.2

Folks,

I have been working on setting up my 9.2 HT. Would like your suggestions if 5.4.2 or 7.2.2 atmos setup is ideal for a room size of 20x11 approx?

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,042
    It's only HT, 5.1 is plenty.
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  • F1nut wrote: »
    It's only HT, 5.1 is plenty.

    Right now i have a 7.2 home theater receiver(denon avr-710) with atmos setup as 5.2.1 and its amazing to have atmos around for the 360 degree effect. I am bumping up my system to a 9.2 channel denon x4500 and i would love to have atmos in this too. hence the question if 5.4.2 or 7.2.2 is a better experience having not to lose the atmos factor.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,042
    You want 360 use headphones.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,042
    I'm not the best one to dole out advice for HT. Seems to me it's gotten to the point of ridiculousness with all the speakers trying to make one feel like they are in the middle of a 2 dimensional picture.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • 5.2.4 is way better than 7.2.2
    Atmos works best with 4 speakers in the ceiling and will give you much improvement over having two surround back speakers.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,197
    F1nut wrote: »
    I'm not the best one to dole out advice for HT. Seems to me it's gotten to the point of ridiculousness with all the speakers trying to make one feel like they are in the middle of a 2 dimensional picture.
    That's because you haven't experienced Atmos because if you did I'm willing to bet you might have a completely different opinion.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,197
    Folks,

    I have been working on setting up my 9.2 HT. Would like your suggestions if 5.4.2 or 7.2.2 atmos setup is ideal for a room size of 20x11 approx?
    How about some pictures of the room? Gut reaction would be 5.2.4.I don't see any reason for 4 subs in one room unless your willing to calibrate 4 subs. 2 subs are always ideal in most rooms unless you only have 1 seating position.
    7.2.2 is also a good setup.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,703
    Hello and welcome,

    It all depends on a lot of factors.

    Are your height (ATMOS) speakers in the ceiling?

    How far behind the listening position are your rear surround back speakers more than 5'?

    so if you have 4 in-ceiling speakers and real rear surround speakers (5' or more) I would go with 7 main speakers, F/L/C/SR//SL/SBR/SBL and 4 in-ceiling. This would give you 7.1.4 or if two subs are in the room 7.2.4.

    The 4500 can process 11 channel if you add an amp. An Emotiva BasX-A300 is a nice amp for front L/R to start with.

    I have my setup at 5.1.4 and it is a WOW factor.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,042
    mantis wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I'm not the best one to dole out advice for HT. Seems to me it's gotten to the point of ridiculousness with all the speakers trying to make one feel like they are in the middle of a 2 dimensional picture.
    That's because you haven't experienced Atmos because if you did I'm willing to bet you might have a completely different opinion.

    No, I guarantee you my opinion would not change because no matter how many speakers one runs the fact remains, the picture is in front of you and it's 2 dimensional. Of course, I never was one to fall for the latest and greatest gimmicky.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,064
    Then why do you have a Home theater setup?
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Parasound HCA-1000A, PSB Imagine B, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,042
    Most of it was given to me.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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