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Old 5th July 2017
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by mgoorevich View Post
This is interesting. So it means that there should be a decent amount of top speakers to monitor Atmos correctly and reproducing the objects elements. So how many top speakers is a practical minimum?
I have been to 3 HT/TV Atmos stages (all were side-stages to larger facilities with theatrical Atmos stages.) Every single one used 4 overhead. I believe Dolby also pushes for a 4 speaker setup for the home (even with the bounce off the ceiling types where the rear surrounds and front speakers have the "bounce" speakers sitting on top.)

On theatrical stages, there have been as many overheads as side surrounds. If there were 6 side surrounds on the left wall, there would be 6 overhead-left, 6 overhead-right, and then back to 6 side surrounds on the right wall.