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No, you can't up mix to Atmos. What I am basically talking about is the up mixing of say a 2.0, 5.1, or even a 7.1 signal to utilize all of your speakers. I have 11 total speakers now and was able to up mix a 2.0 signal to 7.2.4 and it was impressive. I'll take a pic later tonight to illustrate.
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No, you can't up mix to Atmos. What I am basically talking about is the up mixing of say a 2.0, 5.1, or even a 7.1 signal to utilize all of your speakers. I have 11 total speakers now and was able to up mix a 2.0 signal to 7.2.4 and it was impressive. I'll take a pic later tonight to illustrate.
Ok understood. I found the jump from 5.4 to 7.2 quite stunning really.

I would love to see your photos, gives us all ideas. Me, I am lucky to be able to do in ceiling speakers....ifin I so chose. I did 4 in wall surrounds and that works very very well.

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Ok understood. I found the jump from 5.4 to 7.2 quite stunning really. I would love to see your photos, gives us all ideas. Me, I am lucky to be able to do in ceiling speakers....ifin I so chose. I did 4 in wall surrounds and that works very very well.
The pics I'll get tonight show the input signal versus the AVR's up mixed speaker output.

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No, you can't up mix to Atmos. What I am basically talking about is the up mixing of say a 2.0, 5.1, or even a 7.1 signal to utilize all of your speakers. I have 11 total speakers now and was able to up mix a 2.0 signal to 7.2.4 and it was impressive. I'll take a pic later tonight to illustrate.
I'd have to agree with this. Up-mixing is very effective. I struggle with it, though, because it definitely removes the director / sound editors intent.

But, at the end of the day... I guess it doesn't really matter.
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I'd have to agree with this. Up-mixing is very effective. I struggle with it, though, because it definitely removes the director / sound editors intent. But, at the end of the day... I guess it doesn't really matter.
You're more of a purist than I. I want the best sound possible! It works wonders with older movies as well. Did some demoing of Transformers D.O.M. in particular chapter 17. Did a lot of head shaking.
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This is where wonder about dsu. I've read (from JBrax also) that's it's awesome but I've always had issues with matrixed types of dsp. . In my system for example, 5.1 tracks up sampled to 7.1 are disgustingly dumbed down into a diffusive blob. If I play back in 5.1 imaging is how it's supposed to be. Not sure more speakers equals "better" or just "more". (Native 7.1 tracks are also good.) This of course is more of a question that I have for you guys since I have no atmos... for my sphere.


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One of the best demo scenes EVER. I need to check that out ...
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One of the best demo scenes EVER. I need to check that out ...
When you do please report back because I'd be curious what you think.
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This is where wonder about dsu. I've read (from JBrax also) that's it's awesome but I've always had issues with matrixed types of dsp. . In my system for example, 5.1 tracks up sampled to 7.1 are disgustingly dumbed down into a diffusive blob. If I play back in 5.1 imaging is how it's supposed to be. Not sure more speakers equals "better" or just "more". (Native 7.1 tracks are also good.) This of course is more of a question that I have for you guys since I have no atmos... for my sphere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I've read that in regards to DSU as well but have yet to experience it. Everything so far has been improved that I've played. Giving Sicario a spin tonight for the second time (first since the upgrade).
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I've read that in regards to DSU as well but have yet to experience it. Everything so far has been improved that I've played. Giving Sicario a spin tonight for the second time (first since the upgrade).

Btw, thanks for sharing. I'll have to follow vicariously for awhile.
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