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DaveyMac Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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I'm moving to a new home, where I'll have my HT in basement.

There's a large rectangular area where I can have seating and speakers.

But the room is very wide and it goes back way too far to have my side surrounds mounted too any walls.

So essentially my couch will be in the middle of a huge room, facing a front soundstage that will be against a wall.

So my front stage will be perfect: I will have TV on wall with my SuperCenter XL and Triton 5's. Perfect.

I want.ideally a 5.1.4 system though.

* Would it be remotely viable to have GE speakers in ceiling for just my rear surrounds AND Atmos? I def have enough ceiling area that I can put my ceiling speakers anywhere (ideal locations). But having rear surround speakers in ceiling with Atmos speakers concerns me...

Can one truly get the GE's to project sound in such a way they sound like ear-level speakers but are in the ceiling?

If so, which would be the best for the REAR SURROUNDS? And which would be best for Atmos? I'd like the most top of the line GE makes for each application: ceiling rear surround and ceiling Atmos.

This is assuming having GE's for both rear surround and Atmos(4) is even viable. If it's not then I guess I get two more Triton 5's for rear surrounds. Since they are big and stable , it wouldn't be too terribly God-awful looking to have them in middle of living room. But the wires sticking out back would still be a bit of an eye sore. One thing for sure is I can't keep my existing rear surrounds - Aon 3's... Because it would be too precarious having them on stands, out in the open, with my toddler running around. AND they would be an eye sore much more so than T5's back there.

Any advice is appreciated!
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DaveyMac Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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HERE IS PIC OF ROOM, this shows where front soundstage will be and my dilemma with no side walls close by for rear surrounds. The crappy tv and Bose system is not mine, it's junk from sellers still in home.
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DaveyMac Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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WOW - so I just found the other recent thread from a guy with similar predicament...

I don't have vaulted ceilings like him, so maybe my situation isn't as bad?

And my ceilings are only 8 feet.

So, Based on that thread it sounds like maybe I should go with 7000's for rear surrounds - AND the four Atmos speakers?

Does that seem like the plan? Or should I be getting 650's for the Atmos?
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Yep, that will work. Position the rear surround speakers 10-14 feet away from the listening area to achieve the desired effect.

I wouldn't suggest Invisa 650's for height channels unless your ceiling height is 10' or more.

If using HTR 7000's, locate the four height channels (yes, four will work and is the preferred setup for Atmos) just outside (left and right) of the listening area, one pair in front and one pair behind, as shown in the various Atmos diagrams on our website.

You didn't mention a sub(s), you'll probably want something pretty serious for that large space. A couple ForceField 5s or a SuperSub XXL maybe.
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DaveyMac Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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Subs - I already have four Seaton F18 subs. :)

Thank you for your reply! I really appreciate it.

I would LOVE to see the Atmos thread I keep seeing referenced, but I haven't been able to find it on here. Can someone please link it?

And to anyone reading this, who might be considering GE products = I can't recommend them enough. They are simply outstanding. And their customer service is phenomenal as well. They rock! Literally.
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Moderator Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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There have been many discussions - here's one: www.goldenear.com/forum/Buying-Advice/32...s-setup?limitstart=0

Also check out all the info here: www.goldenear.com/support/atmos-systems

(Thanks for the nice comments.)
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