Best Rear Surround with my setup

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  1. Jeff_Ho

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    Hello,
    I have a little dilemna on my hands. The last house I was in,my couch was about 4 feet in front of the wall that I mounted my rear surrounds on. My new house the couch is right up against the back wall so I guess I cannot mount the rear surrounds on the wall because I won't get the proper effect. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what did they do? I am thinking of just getting speaker stands that will be on the side of each couch facing in towards the seating position. I just don't think I'm going to get that good rear surround effect. Suggestions? Thanks in advance,
    J.H
     
  2. Tim K

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    Ideally, surround should be mounted on the sidewalls anyway...so if you can do that with your theater layout then go for it. If not, the rear wall will work just fine. I've got mine mounted on the rear wall and I am sure many others do as well. It works just fine and my couch is against the wall too. Surrounds are not used for alot of "directional" sounds anyway. It is more ambient noise, so you won't notice a big difference.

    http://www.dolby.com/consumer/home_e...oomlayout.html
     
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    5.1?? Your good to go... It gets more complicated with 6.1 / 7.1 in this situation for sure.
     
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    Jeff,

    Is it an option to mount them on the side walls, pointing at the seating?

    If not, stands to the sides would be okay, as long as you can get some distance between the speakers and the seating.

    Also, if you can find some mounting brackets, you might go ahead and put the on the rear wall and aim them downward at the sofa.

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    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for the responses. I have one side wall I could mount a bracket and point towards the seating, but no wall on the other side. The brackets I have only swivel up and down a little bit. I think I will just resume with the thought of getting speaker stands and pointing them towards the seating position about 4 feet away on each side ??

    I love my setup and am going to try and get the most out of it I can. I'm sure you guys understand. My wife doesn't so I have to come here for support [​IMG]_

    Jeff
     
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    I tried stands a few feet from the seating position. Didn't work well, even when calibrated - too easy to localize the sound, because they were not above the listening position. Try pointing them towards the center or front of room to see what works best.
     

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