Where to place surrounds?

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  1. George Conti

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    Should the surrounds be placed in back wall corners, side wall corners or directly behind the seats?
     
  2. TommyL

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    normally the side walls work well set up 2-3 feet above ear level...what kind of speakers? I think most would say ear level or above facing each other works well...tl
     
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    Of course the HTF beginner's guide says to only do the side mounting of the surrounds if the speakers are dipole, so that kind of muddles things a bit. When we move into the new house we are renovating, I plan on mounting my monopole surrounds (JBL N24 IIs) 2-3 feet above ear level on the sides, per the Dolby and DTS specifications. I am curious as to how it will sound, as I have always had my surrounds on stands slightly above ear level in the rear.
     
  5. George Conti

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    Thanks, I have definitive technology BP2x (bipolar).

    With the seating on the back wall would it be advisable to place them close to the corners on the side wall?
     
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    I have my Def Tech BP1.2x in the corners on my back wall with the couch up against the wall. I went out and bought a couple of corner shelving units at Home Depot and the speakers just fit for the most part. The front just hangs over about 1/4 inch or less. My back speakers are white so you don't notice it too much. I like the way the sound moves "around" you along the walls.
    I was going to upgrade to the BP2x last year when Tweeter had a used pair on sale but I missed out on them.

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