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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Bobby J.

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Posted December 20 2004 - 05:37 AM

I have a yamaha 7.1 rx-750 av receiver which i have not used yet.my question is according to the manual i should place the surround speakers at 6 feet above the floor and the surround back speakers at 6feet above the floor.Does this seem to high?I am getting ready to hang drywall in this area so i need to know before i do this.I am planning in wall speakers on the surround back.All speakers wires will be behind the drywall.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted December 20 2004 - 07:33 AM

Your speakers should ideally be about ear level when seated. 6' is very high for your front speakes, but for the rears it would probably be OK.
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Posted December 20 2004 - 08:21 AM

Does anyone see a problem with attaching the surrounds to the ceiling, but pointed at where everyone will be sitting?
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted December 20 2004 - 08:52 AM

i think the 6 foot front speaker thing is for the *presence* speakers...not the mains. double-check.

like john said, ear-level is best for the fronts. but for the rears, a little high is okay. remember that your rears should provide a more ambient/diffused effect except for localization fx (like bullets, etc).

check out dolby.com as well: http://www.dolby.com....html#placement

finally, i gotta say nothing beats experimentation. problem is in-walls use the wall for the baffle, and since you're hanging sheetrock, you have no baffle to help you determine how the sound will be. if you really want to be sure, just run some extra speaker wire to various locations...that way you'll have it in place just in case.

kevin - surrounds in the celing are okay if you can aim them towards the listening position. many of the in-walls now have pivotable tweeters - that should help.

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