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Question Ceiling speakers for Atmos - Monitor Audio or DALI


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I currently have a KEF T305 5.1 setup with a Denon AVRX2300W.

I want to add two ceiling speakers so I can move to an Atmos 5.1.2 setup.

The size of the living room is 5.36 x 4.26m.

Please, any advice on which of the following speakers listed below would give the best performance for Atmos:

1. Monitor Audio C180-T2
2. Monitor Audio C280
4. Dali Phantom E-80 - More expensive than the E-60. For Atmos, is there much difference between the E-60 and E-80?

I would appreciate your suggestions.



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I'd ignore the C180-T2 due to its design to give stereo sound from a single speaker. I have the KEF T205 speakers so decided to go KEF CI130QR for the ceiling speakers and have absolutely no complaints. My room is a bit smaller than yours so you might prefer the CI160QR's. Which ever you pick from these speakers I don't think you'd notice a difference and they all have a similar frequency response range.


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The Dalis is one of the speakers ive in mind. When I think about atmos, I think if we really need the 80 to listen to rain and thunders........
They are almost 200 pounds more and 3 cms of grill bigger....


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dion 6

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Cambridge Audio Minx C64 just fitted 2 of these last saturday to add to my monitor mass 5.1 system very small but sound great just 88mm diameter.


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Thanks all for the suggestions, and the links to the deals.

I saw similar deals on the DALI E60 and E80 yesterday, hence why I wanted to find out how much difference it is between the E60 and E80.

I also demo'ed the Dali Phantom E80 yesterday in richer sounds and was impressed. But, if there is not much difference between two, then I'll probably go with E60

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