7.1 w/ couch backed against the wall?

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  1. Larry Marq

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    I'd like to know if anybody has a 7.1 set up with the seating position up against the back wall. I have Klipsch RS3's as surrounds on the side walls facing each other about 3' above ear level. I was thinking of a more directional RB3 at ceiling level for the rears and either angled down or pointed almost straight down to the listening position. The room is 17' wide...Any ideas? I'm not sure if I'd gain much so close to the back wall. I might be able to convince the wife to pull the couch out a foot or so...Dolby reccomends them at the same height as the surrounds which would be pretty obtrusive.
    Thanks, Larry
     
  2. TonyiBe

    TonyiBe Stunt Coordinator

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    I have some Klipsch RS-3 for the rears and my room is 15x20 with my couch against the rear wall and have the speakers 3 feet above my head. I angled them down a bit and they sound AWESOME.......
     
  3. Larry Marq

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    What do you have for surrounds?
     
  4. Jeremy Anderson

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    I have 6.1 (only one center surround). My couch sits about a foot from the back wall. My speakers are 5 Polk RTi28's and a CSi30 with an SVS 20-39CS+ sub. I use B-tech BT-7 brackets on all the speakers but the center so that I can aim them and get them off of the wall a bit. My center surround is angled down 15 degrees (as are my other surrounds) about 3 feet above my listening position. It definitely helps fill in the back soundstage. However, I've been slowly inching the couch forward away from the wall so that no one will notice. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tekara

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    I use RS3-II's as surrounds and back surrounds. although I do not have a wall behind my sitting position I will lend my thoughts anyway. I have found that angling them so that the directional speaker on them is pointing towards the listening position works the best.

    In your situation, I think you best bet would be to pull the couch out a foot or two. . . easiest way to keep the dead space from looking ugly would be to throw together a shelf to sit behind it ( a simple U shape with a brace in the middle, no need to be fancy, paint to desired colour) and then place some candles or other trinkets on the shelf.
     
  6. Mike Strassburg

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    Currently I have a KLF-C7 about 1' behind the couch that works great.

    Before that I used a small pair of KLH monitors for 7.1. Paid about $25 at Best Buy and they did a good job. Came with brackets, so I could mount them horizontally and angle them down slightly.

    Not a lot of sound back there, so I wouldn't be too concerned about timber matching if something else will fit the room better.......
     

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