Question Eltax Atmos speaker placement

jai163

Member
Hi everyone. Just scored a pair of Eltax Monitor ATM For £60. I had planned on adding some front height speakers but ultimately decided against it. Since these were so cheap I didn’t think twice. My living room is small that’s why I use (and am still really happy with) 5 Cambridge audio Minx Min 11 and an x201 subwoofer for my setup.

any advice on where I can put these up firing speakers. I obviously can’t put them on top of the tiny min11s. I was thinking about wall mounting it but how high do I put them? Do I still have them aimed at the ceiling?

I’ve got a denon AVR-X2600H. If I do wall mount them do I still configure them as if they were on top of floor standers?

There’s a picture of my current setup.

thanks for any help!!
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gibbsy

Moderator
There would be nothing wrong in putting them on the cabinet alongside the Minx. The criteria for upfiring speakers is 'on top of, or as near as possible to the front left and right' and you have plenty of room. If you wish to have them on the front wall then they should be mounted as high as possible and pointing towards your main listening point.

In the Denon then configure as Dolby Enabled if upfiring and Front Height if wall mounted.
 

jai163

Member
Thanks for the reply. You don’t think they’d be too low from the curling. It’s about 7ft to the ceiling from the top of the cabinet
 

gibbsy

Moderator
The parameters for using upfiring speakers is:
The ceiling has to be perfectly flat and made of a reflective material.
Be between 8 and 14 ft in height.
The speakers must not be placed any higher than 50% of the height of the ceiling, therefore your placement will be fine.

After running calibration I suggest, in the upfiring position, that you raise the levels by 2-3dB over what Audyssey has indicated.
 

Dave M

Distinguished Member
Anyone recommend crossover settings for these? I've read anywhere between 70 and 150?
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
Anyone recommend crossover settings for these? I've read anywhere between 70 and 150?
Run the Audussey setup again with the mic and check what you got. I would assume somewhere between 100/120/150hz is where it sounds best, but try yourself after you have ran the setup by playing some good Atmos tracks. Also remember to bump up the channel levels by ~3db for the Eltaxes after Audussey. Report back how they sound! :)
 

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