Will Atmos go away in a couple years?

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MidiMagic

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What you say @MidiMagic is correct. But this is the world we live in.

This reminds me when someone says:
"Man went to the Moon 50 years ago. Why do they not go again quickly?, it should be easier now!"

I can imagine that the whole NASA project management has to be rebuilt. Old documentation and computer programs (if they exist) cannot be understood by young engineers.
Almost everything has to be designed and planned from start. With new equipment, new HW, new space suits, etc.
NASA was going nuts trying to get 80386 chips, old INTEL peripheral chips, and MS-DOS 3.2 operating system copies after 2000 because it would have been dangerous to upgrade either the hardware base or the operating system on the Space Shuttle.

Remember when they needed COBOL programmers in 1998-99 because legacy software was written to treat 1999 as the "never expire" date and to use 2-digit years. I started out using FORTRAN and COBOL in the 1960s. I ended up changing only one program in 1999 for the 2-digit year problem.

And all of our D-Base databases quit working when Microsoft upgraded MS-DOS to 3.0. D-Base put its copy protection keys in an unused portion of the floppy disk format that became the storage location for the new folders (directories). Making a folder erased the keys. I have hated copy-protection ever since.
 

Sal1950

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I have hated copy-protection ever since.
I have hated Intellectual Properly laws in the same.
I don't have a problem paying for the latest 5.1 PF Animals album, people went back to the masters, did all the work between it being thought of, to it being mailed to the buyers.

OTOH, I bought my 2 channel copy of the original master back in 1977. It is now mine and I'll do with it as I please.
I'll copy it, give it away, or post it on Napster if I so chose...

When I fixed your car or motorcycle, you paid me for my service and road away, maybe never to be heard from again.
If you want to get paid again, go to work and perform it live again tonight just like I did 5-6 days a week for 40+ years.
 

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Max Cooper's music is one of those that has inspired me to want to expand my Atmos system.

I would love to be in a theater with a full Atmos complement of speakers and listen with all available speakers playing. Now that would be a mind altering experience.
Both Cooper's Emergence and Unspoken Words back to back could be great.

While there are winners and losers amongst the Atmos music I have listened to (and maybe some of my impressions might be because I'm currently limited to 5.1.2),
spatial or immersive audio, or whatever you wish to call it, seems much more adventurous when it's less traditional, i.e. traditional musical instruments. It's not that I'm saying I don't want to
listen to, say, xPropaganda in Atmos, because I do. ...and I do!

With the gracious help of @zeerround , a spare AVR, and some gadgets I hope to soon purchase, my goal is to expand my Atmos system beyond it's current 5.1.2 by at least two more speakers.
 

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Too many negative waves in this post. :oops:
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?"
 

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While there are winners and losers amongst the Atmos music I have listened to (and maybe some of my impressions might be because I'm currently limited to 5.1.2),
spatial or immersive audio, or whatever you wish to call it, seems much more adventurous when it's less traditional, i.e. traditional musical instruments. It's not that I'm saying I don't want to
listen to, say, xPropaganda in Atmos, because I do. ...and I do!
Yello-Point continues to be one of my most referents for Atmos 'adventurous'.

Surprinsingly for me, I never liked styles like Billie Eilish. But now, thanks to Atmos, I listen frquently Billie Eilish albums and also from her brother Finneas, or things like Rodriguez Jr. wilth Liset Alea. Also xPropaganda.

Yes, there are winners and losers, even with 9.1.4 as I have. It all depends on the mix, as we all know.

Lets enjoy. There are already enough atmos mixes either immersive or ping-pong effective, to leverage our investment in speakers installation. 5.1.4 is better than 5.1.2 :)
 
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Yello-Point continues to be one of my most referents for Atmos 'adventurous'.

Surprinsingly for me, I never liked styles like Billie Eilish. But now, thanks to Atmos, I listen frquently Billie Eilish albums and also from his brother Finneas, or things like Rodriguez Jr. wilth Liset Alea. Also xPropaganda.

Yes, there are winners and losers, even with 9.1.4 as I have. It all depends on the mix, as we all know.

Lets enjoy. There are already enough atmos mixes either immersive or ping-pong effective, to leverage our investment in speakers installation. 5.1.4 is better than 5.1.2 :)
And 7.1.4 is even better. ;)
 

AYanguas

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I'd love to go 7 on the base, just no room for rear surrounds. :(
When I started to plan for the renewal of the Living Room, I said to my wife: "The couch must be somewhere in the middle of the room".
She said: "But there will be more room if we put it against a wall, as it was before".

I said: "Do you trust me?" - "Yes", she said.

The rest is history.
 
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