I have mine attached to the ceiling and angled down and turned inward slightly to my main listening position, works really well.Let me get this right ,
so i'm going to mount them above the front left/right as high as possible ( the max height is just under 8tf ceiling )
should i mount the "highs" so that their firing (over) my head facing me
or firing towards me directly ?
i'm guessing (over) my head ?
Never used my self , but quick search gives me these ,Is there a app on Android like the apple virtual tape measure thing it looks ideal gives distance and angles.i could mark out height speakers with that and get spot on
an other thing too , i have read that "black panther" also has Atmos but looking at the box in asda it's not showing me the Atmos or symbol
is there a special version that has Atmos ?
Does all copies of Gravity have Atmos ?
This is possibly a silly question, but is there a recommended way to measure angles? I will be using the Min12s as front height speakers - similar to the way you use them I think.If introducing height speakers and if the ceiling is particularly high then you'd be better off mounting them at the optimum height Dolby suggest as opposed to mounting them higher than this close to the ceiling.
The front heights should ideally be placedat a height where they'd be 30° above your horizon when you are sat in your primary listening location.
This is possibly a silly question, but is there a recommended way to measure angles? I will be using the Min12s as front height speakers - similar to the way you use them I think.
Thanks in advance!
Speaker maker Genelec has released SpeakerAngleApp for iOS and Android. Features:
- Angle matching for stereo and surround.
- Applies generically to all speakers (of course), despite the Genelec name.
- Rotate each speaker, and you can watch the app display angles and rotate the display.
- Number boxes and color coding provide feedback for setting up recommended angles in different combinations and pairs.
- Includes tutorial on angling generally, as well as instructions for the app.
Thanks for the precise guidance. It's interesting the guide states "if the height speakers must be mounted on the ceiling ..." - I would've thought that ceiling is the preferred option for Atmos as the more overhead they can be the better.idance on these angles relative to height speakers within an Atmos setup can be found at the back of this Dolby Atmos guide (Height Speaker Placement Guidelines Page 57):
aah, that makes sense, thanks again. I haven't seen the mounts on the Min12's but I was hoping I could mount on the ceiling with the back of the speaker parallel to the ceiling, so therefore acting as a downward firing ceiling speaker effectively. I am aware though that if that is indeed possible, the recommended position of that setup is quite different again - and it's the excess wiring that I won't be able to hide that might be an issue.Here's what Dolby are refering to, forward firing speakers with a ceiling mount:
I've bought the 400M mounts so great to know/see they can downward fire - just need to work out how to discretely run cable across the ceiling now as I can't do it any other way unfortunately.The Cambridge Audio Minx 400M mounts would allow for what you want to do (surface mounted downward firing speakers).
I will investigate more when my AVR finally arrives but I think my model (X2700H) does allow you to mix and match crossovers. I hadn't considered this whole crossover thing at the time of purchase must admit - and I'm still wondering how it will sound with potentially the sub being localised at the 150hz crossovers that the Min12s will probably need.The "problem" with tiny speakers like the Minx if you have a receiver (like the Pioneer) that has a "global" crossover, is that ALL your speakers will be set to match the minimum 150Hz of the smallest speaker. That's what puts me off small speakers. My system sounds rubbish set at 150Hz.
great thanks dante01, appreciate your wealth of knowledge.The X2700 allows and facilitates independent crossovers for each set of speakers present so will allow you to set the crossover for the MN12 speakers differently to the other speakers.
You'd be ublikely to notice that the crossover is set so high, but the sub will portray this better than the speakers can and you'll not ordinarilly be able to localise those frequencies to the sub.