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7.1.2 or 7.1.4 for 16 feet viewing distance?
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I met with a home cinema installer for my new house (ready by December). The living room is 12'4" X 16'1".

He suggested using the top wall for home cinema (TV with drop down acoustically transparent projector screen and in-wall speakers from Monitor Audio Trimless 200 series).

Effectively, that gives an almost 16 feet viewing distance. I'm thinking of going for an 8 feet screen.

My original plan was using the other wall, with 12 feet viewing distance. So 7.1.2 speakers for Dolby Atmos would've been ideal. But with a 16 feet viewing distance, is 7.1.4 setup better?

The fronts and centre will be in-wall speakers and the rest will be in-ceiling. I'm also thinking of going for MA in-wall sub.

Going for 7.1.4 would also mean opting for Yamaha RX-A3040 instead of 2040.

Thoughts?

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I would go for two pairs of

I would go for two pairs of in-ceiling speakers for that viewing distance. I'd think about one pair if the viewing distance was under about ten feet.

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Thanks David! I did suspect

Thanks David! I did suspect that would be the case.

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My veiwing distance is about

My viewing distance is about 9 feet, and I'd only put one pair in that sort of space.

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I recently installed 7.1.4

I recently installed 7.1.4 for a 13 foot viewing distance. It just looks right in the ceiling.

100inch screen. That's 8'4"

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Thanks for your replies! 7.1

Thanks for your replies! 7.1.4 it'll be then!

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Looking forward to hearing

Looking forward to hearing what you think of atmos in a home set up! Smile

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bigboss wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Going for 7.1.4 would also mean opting for Yamaha RX-A3040 instead of 2040.

Thoughts?

You seem to be set on a Yamaha receiver again.  I guess you have demoed the likes of a Pioneer Sc-lx87 (though the 88 will be out by the time you buy), Arcam AVR750 or Anthem Mrx710 etc?

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buzz_lightclick wrote:

buzz_lightclick wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Going for 7.1.4 would also mean opting for Yamaha RX-A3040 instead of 2040.

Thoughts?

You seem to be set on a Yamaha receiver again.  I guess you have demoed the likes of a Pioneer Sc-lx87 (though the 88 will be out by the time you buy), Arcam AVR750 or Anthem Mrx710 etc?

Of the AV receivers you've mentioned, only Pioneer LX88 supports Dolby Atmos. I personally didn't like Pioneer-Monitor Audio combination (bright for my taste). Yamaha partners beautifully with Monitor Audio when I demoed it with Monitor Audio Silver series (on which the Trimless 200 series is based).

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Is your seating against the

Is your seating against the back wall? Need I ask more?

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bigboss wrote:

bigboss wrote:

buzz_lightclick wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Going for 7.1.4 would also mean opting for Yamaha RX-A3040 instead of 2040.

Thoughts?

You seem to be set on a Yamaha receiver again.  I guess you have demoed the likes of a Pioneer Sc-lx87 (though the 88 will be out by the time you buy), Arcam AVR750 or Anthem Mrx710 etc?

Of the AV receivers you've mentioned, only Pioneer LX88 supports Dolby Atmos. I personally didn't like Pioneer-Monitor Audio combination (bright for my taste). Yamaha partners beautifully with Monitor Audio when I demoed it with Monitor Audio Silver series (on which the Trimless 200 series is based).

Ha - good point. I guess I meant the next variant of the other models that does support Dolby Atmos! 

Personally I've never found Pioneer and Monitor Audio to sound bright, and I think with the LX87 it was found by reviewers to be less bright than previous models in any case, so I expect the 88 to follow in a similar vein.

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you seem set on MA`s

you seem set on MA`s indecision

i`d definatley recommend fitting 4 inceiling speakers in that distance, I can`t say i`d recommend fitting those though crying

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Yes. I've been wowed by the

Yes. I've been wowed by the Silver series, and Trimless 200 is the in-wall & in-ceiling version of Silver series. Smile

MK is way beyond my budget.

Due to the seating position, and the fact that Yamaha RX-A3040 doesn't support 7.1.4, I've decided on 7.1.2. Will be a lot easier to install as well.

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bigboss wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Yes. I've been wowed by the Silver series, and Trimless 200 is the in-wall & in-ceiling version of Silver series. Smile

MK is way beyond my budget.

Due to the seating position, and the fact that Yamaha RX-A3040 doesn't support 7.1.4, I've decided on 7.1.2. Will be a lot easier to install as well.

Perhaps a reason to consider a different receiver after all?

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buzz_lightclick wrote:

buzz_lightclick wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Yes. I've been wowed by the Silver series, and Trimless 200 is the in-wall & in-ceiling version of Silver series. Smile

MK is way beyond my budget.

Due to the seating position, and the fact that Yamaha RX-A3040 doesn't support 7.1.4, I've decided on 7.1.2. Will be a lot easier to install as well.

Perhaps a reason to consider a different receiver after all?

The only true 11.2 receiver is an Onkyo which runs hot. Not suitable for my install. Besides, it is very expensive.

If you look at my other thread (New house, new plans), the speakers at the back were getting very crowded with side surrounds, rear surrounds and rear Atmos speakers all confined to small area. The Atmos speakers will end up being on the proper ceiling instead of false ceiling, making it a more complicated install and leakage of sound to the room above.

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