height speaker


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height speaker

A ceiling-mounted speaker that adds the realism available in a Dolby Atmos or DTS:X surround sound recording. See Dolby Atmos and DTS.
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Ironically, when using the subwoofer channel as a height channel, it is likely that there will be a slight overall loss in total low bass, because the height speaker would not be able to deliver the goods the same way a filtered subwoofer would when operating in the 5.1 mode.
Unfortunately, there may still be an additional low bass loss, because with 5.1 playback the center bass normally is shunted to a subwoofer, whereas with 2+2+2 playback it stays with the small height speaker.
These height speakers should be mounted fairly high up above the left and right main speakers and will expand the soundstage and sense of hall space, adding additional depth and realism to the sound.