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Upgrading from 5.1 to 7.1. rear speaker placement

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   DougPr



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Posted May 22 2003 - 01:04 PM

Right now I have a 5.1 setup with the rear speakers beside the listening area facing each other but about 5 ft off the ground. I'm getting a 7.1 receiver delivered to me (H/K AVR-525) and I was wondering where I should place the rear speakers in the 7.1 setup?

I want to keep the other rears where they are beside the couch and I was thinking of putting the two back rears behind the couch on a stand but pointed upwards. If I did that, how tall should they sit? Or is there a better placement I could do? There is no rear wall or anywhere to mount them, so it would have to be something doable with speaker stands.

Thanks for the help.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Phil_DC


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Posted May 23 2003 - 12:12 AM

You want the rears behind you at the same height as the side surrounds which should be just above the listening area and angled toward the listening area.

Here is a good read about it: http://www.dolby.com....rsGuideEX.html