aiming surrounds at celing - anyone had luck with this?

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  1. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Stunt Coordinator

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    the Dolby page shows the alternative placement of surrounds putting them slightly behind the listener, aimed straight up at the ceiling (raised slightly off the ground).

    I did a search and saw it stated this can lead to nice dispersion. but my search didn't come across any posts saying they've done this and are pleased with the results.

    I know this method is probably not the Best, but it might be an interesting option for my limited space needs. and allow for a larger surround (paradigm Atom). I figure if Dolby lists it, it must have some merit????

    thanks.
     
  2. Darren_T

    Darren_T Second Unit

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    Hi Lou,
    I have a similar problem. I have zero space behind my listening position. I have my surrounds about 6" behind my head pointed toward each other. It sounds pretty good but I'm also looking for alternatives. I'd love to put them 3 feet above the listening postion but since my room is open on one side it would look really funny having a surround hanging way up there in the air [​IMG] I think if I placed my surround on the ground or slightly above the ground facing up my cat would decide it was a great place to take a nap.
    Darren
     
  3. Jo_M

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    I'll have to try this sometime. In our family room, the couch is back up agains the wall which means the speakers are in line with everyones ears. I have them on 36" stands but I still can localize a lot of the effects in movies. I keep them turned into the backwall a little and this helps but does not fix the problem. I guess dipoles would be the next step.
     

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