Best way to set center and surround delay?

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  1. AaronT

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    What receiver is it you're using?? I just go by ear but I do consult the owners manual if they offer tips.

    For the most part it depends on room size/shape, and acoustics within the room to determine what delay is needed (if any).

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    Most manuals say its about 1 millisecond per foot.

    Think of a circle around your primary listening position,

    that intersects your main speakers. Then add the required delay

    to 'push' the center back to the circle.

    The rears are more subjective. If they fall inside the circle, add

    delay. If they are far outside the circle, you may need

    to add delay to the mains and draw another circle.

    JRS
     
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    Aaron,

    For most systems:

    Mains and rears - place on a circle around the listening

    position. Then use delays to 'push' the center back to the

    circle.

    For Yamaha - If the rears are outside the circle, move the

    mains. Remember the radius of the cicle is determined by the

    main placement. You cannot correct for speakers that fall

    outside the circle. You can correct for speakers that are

    inside the circle.

    Sub - Start with a corner placement.

    JRS
     

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