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Will installing acoustic wall panels ruin the Dolby Atmos experience on Sonos Arc?

  • 2 May 2021
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I was thinking of installing acoustic panels on the walls to dampen some of the reverb in the room, but I’m afraid this will ruin the Dolby Atmos experience, given the Sonos Arc relies on being able to bounce sound off the walls and ceiling. Would this be the case? Any guidance on this would be appreciated.

I have a Sons Arc, a Sub and in ceiling speakers as surrounds.

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Best answer by GuitarSuperstar 2 May 2021, 16:56

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It depends on the placement of the panels. If you keep the ceiling in front of the Arc clear and keep the wall panels on the back half of the room, you should be fine. Be sure to run Trueplay again after the installation.

Thanks for the reply, GuitarSuperstar. does this mean that I shouldn’t install wall panels on the front half of the room either?

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How large is your room? 

The room is 14 ft wide x 22 ft long. The TV an couch are at the front half of the room.

 

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I would keep the panels behind the couch.