Scott has a few questions this week. Matias from Sweden has a pair of Mirage OM6 Speakers, BMW Surrounds, and he was thinking about getting a Mirage center channel speaker. Scott says that's a good idea. He'll want to match his speakers as much as possible and it's a good idea to make sure he keeps the speakers out in the open because they are omni directional. That allows for bouncing sound off the walls and that gives it a nature tonal quality.
Scott also wants to upgrade his AV receiver with the Onkyo TX-NR636, which is Atmos compatible, but only with two speakers. Scott prefers four. Still, Scott says that for under $700, it's a great bargain considering he can do Atmos in the home. Leo says that he can buy speakers that fire upward and bounce it off the ceiling. But he'll have to be sure he has the right kind of ceiling to take advantage of that. He could also use ceiling speakers instead. Atmos really gives a sense of immersion in the home. Scott heard rain with it and it sounded like it was actually raining outside. Dolby Surround upmixes and it sounds fantastic as well. If he wants to know what Atmos is like, he can go to an Atmos equipped theater. He can find the nearest one at Dolby.com/atmos.