Dolby Atmos

Evening all, does anyone have or used the Kef R50 Atmos speakers? I have them setup at the moment but not been blown away after watching Mad Max. I just wondered in the setup in the AV receiver does the speaker height of the speakers be taken from where the speaker sits to the Celling (might be a dumb question) 

Thanks

scott 

 

Original Post

I use four of the Kef Ci160QR ceiling speakers in my 7.1.4 Atmos setup, and very good they are too! Measurements are usually from the centre of the speaker to where your ears are going to be, i.e. the centre of your head, rather than just the height itself.

The height speakers are there to give an illusion of height for the sound, which is encoded within the Atmos sound option. What processor are you using? Most want to set up delays from each speaker so they hit your ears at the right time, so the actual distance is relevant. Or maybe, as is the case with most Atmos processors these days, it's got a built-in room equalisation system such as Dirac or Audyssey. With these you don't need to specify distances but use a microphone to record pulses emitted from the processor which are then analysed. 

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