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My basic room set up. Advice needed.


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Alfie

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Posted July 24 2003 - 08:08 AM

Hi just set up my rear speakers over my bed. Can you give me advice? Thanks. I dont know if they should be pointing at each other or a bit tilted downwards. Ill post a pic.Any suggestion will be appreciated.

TV/DVD RACK(DIY)

http://hpphoto.com/s....bb18b3&size=lg
Another angle

http://hpphoto.com/s....8117cd&size=lg
Rear Speakers

http://hpphoto.com/s....694d00&size=lg

http://hpphoto.com/s....a1b4e7&size=lg

http://hpphoto.com/s....6d29ce&size=lg

Setup consists of HK 3550 5.1 A/V Receiver
Mission m73i Fronts
Mission m7c1i Centers
Wharfedale Diamond 8.1 Surrounds
12" DynaQuest Subwoofer
29" Samsung Ultra Bio Vision
Nextbase DVD Player
Sony CD/VCD Player
Sony VHS
SOny PS2(not in pic)

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Michael_UK

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Posted July 24 2003 - 10:49 PM

I use a system not much different to your own.

Your setup looks mostly fine to me, how far are those M73's from the wall?

You may find pulling them out a bit will help.

One piece of advice the center channel is very important for movies the M7c2 has been out for over a year and is vastly better than the M7c1 you are currently using.

Here is mine.

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It is totally worth upgrading to.


As for rear speaker experiment to find what sounds best to you.

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   David Preston

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Posted July 25 2003 - 10:17 PM

Thats a nice bedroom HT. You done a great job on your DIY rack. As for suggestions on speakers I have mine straight. Is there an attic over your room. I would run the speaker wire through there and make it come out right where the speakers are. I would say give them a downward angle.

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted July 25 2003 - 11:13 PM

Michael beat me to it. Would suggest you bring the mains forward so they're in front of your TV. Imaging will improve. You might also try tilting down your center towards the listening area.
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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Alfie

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Posted July 30 2003 - 12:00 AM

thanks guys...the m73i are around 10 inches away from the wall right now.. in line with the centers and the tv screen.. should i pull them out a bit more? thanks

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Alfie

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Posted August 05 2003 - 12:28 PM

??? should speakers be inline? or a bit more forward..the speakers are around 10 inches away from the wall.. Thanks I also tilted the center a bit lower..

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Frank Zimkas

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Posted August 06 2003 - 12:16 AM

Nice looking setup.Posted Image

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Shawn Keeler

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Posted August 06 2003 - 01:45 AM

Try a slight arc shape with your L,C,R. I would maybe also try tilting the rears up to get a little more surround effect.
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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Scott Tucker

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Posted August 06 2003 - 04:54 PM

Great setup. Tape a piece of string to the center speaker and lie on the bed holding the string on your chin. Now, move the fronts out to the sides some more and move each one toward the bed. Take the same string and make sure that it can reach from each front speaker to your chin just like you did with the center speaker. In other words, make the L/C/R the same distance to your listening position. For the surrounds i would probably angle them downward so that they were pointing at your head.

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