Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X

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VinceT

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Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« on: 19 Jul 2020, 03:06 pm »
I am in the process of designing a system. Complete blank slate with no components and relatively decent size room with high ceilings.

Plan on doing 2 channel music (vinyl and streaming)and HT for movies. Reading about some of these different formats like Auro and DTS versus the ever popular Atmos prompted me to do more research and ask on here what everybody's experiences are with these different formats?

The Auro 3D md DTS sound interesting and sounds like it could also be very cool for music when I want something different than 2 channel or listened to live concerts. I have the ceiling height to add the height speakers and the VOG ceiling speaker. Just curious when comparing these to Atmos did anyone feel Auro or DTS were better and what was better of the two?

Thanks in advance


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Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jul 2020, 05:30 pm »
There is no better, Atmos and DTS:X are equal and both are necessary. I would think any surround processor or AVR you buy will have both Atmos and DTS:X. Auro 3D is the odd one, I haven't seen any media using it but maybe it is used for things I don't do like gaming or concert videos.

Netflix uses Dolby Atmos, I haven't seen the DTS display on anything I have streamed from them, I don't know what the other streaming services use. Some Blu-ray movies have DTS-HD Master Audio and not Atmos soundtracks.

DTS Neural:X uses all speakers in a DTS:X system for an immersive audio experience by placing sound at different points in the soundfield. DTS Neural:X does not work with any Dolby encoded material like Dolby Digital Plus, a common streaming format.

Dolby Surround upmixes stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 material to take full advantage of all speakers in a Dolby Atmos system.

VinceT

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Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jul 2020, 12:29 pm »
As I research this more and more, seems the best course of action is to optimize my speaker placement and play around with these codecs once get a a decent AVR. Only thing to decide on is the voice of god speaker or not. My room looks like the best I can do is a 5.2.4 with speaker configuration.

Bob in St. Louis

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« Reply #3 on: 25 Jul 2020, 10:58 pm »
As I research this more and more, seems the best course of action is to optimize my speaker placement and <snip>...... acoustic room treatments.
There ya go, I 'fixed' your sentence for ya.  :wink:

Vince in TX

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Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jul 2020, 04:03 pm »
Woah.   I might need to change my screen name now.   I didn't realize there were two of us on similar quests.    :icon_lol:

Although I set up my Atmos system a few years ago with a 7.1.2 in my gameroom by adding a couple of ceiling speakers, I am in the process of an attic room addition to have a dedicated theater / media room space that will be 7.2.4.  After listening to Disney Plus and some of their Atmos enabled movies (aside from 4K Blurays), I can't ever imagine being without those extra ceiling speakers now.   Here's the layout of the new setup:






VinceT

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Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #5 on: 27 Jul 2020, 05:00 pm »
There ya go, I 'fixed' your sentence for ya.  :wink:

 :lol:

I have quite the room modes, that's whole other can of worms.

VinceT

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Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #6 on: 27 Jul 2020, 05:02 pm »
Woah.   I might need to change my screen name now.   I didn't realize there were two of us on similar quests.    :icon_lol:

Although I set up my Atmos system a few years ago with a 7.1.2 in my gameroom by adding a couple of ceiling speakers, I am in the process of an attic room addition to have a dedicated theater / media room space that will be 7.2.4.  After listening to Disney Plus and some of their Atmos enabled movies (aside from 4K Blurays), I can't ever imagine being without those extra ceiling speakers now.   Here's the layout of the new setup:





 :thumb:

That's hilarious, great minds (and Vince's) think alike!

WC

Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #7 on: 27 Jul 2020, 05:03 pm »
How important to you is even bass throughout the whole space? I'm not sure that you will have based on your sub positions, but based on the pictures of your room it will be difficult to predict the positions of the subs beforehand without measurement.

Vince in TX

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Re: Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS:X
« Reply #8 on: 27 Jul 2020, 06:07 pm »
How important to you is even bass throughout the whole space? I'm not sure that you will have based on your sub positions, but based on the pictures of your room it will be difficult to predict the positions of the subs beforehand without measurement.

If you're talking about MY setup based on the above diagram (I'm changing my screen name to Vince in TX, BTW, so you don't confuse the two of us), I was planning sealed in the corners, but now I'm contemplating OB, so that may change their position.   It depends on how they sound once I get everything put together.

VinceT (OP), do you have a diagram of your proposed room layout?   If not, this is what I used to create mine:  https://www.homestyler.com/

Thanks.

--Vince T in TX