Center Channel Placement

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Austin R, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Austin R

    Austin R Auditioning

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    I am plannig a cove in my HT that would be about 5 feet in front of the screen. Would it be a good idea to put the center channel up in the cove and angled to fire at the 2 rows that are 11 feet and 17 feet from the screen respectively.

    Not for sure if the "timing" of the sound would be thrown off by having it 5 feet in front of the screen.

    thanks,
    Austin
     
  2. JoshGivens

    JoshGivens Stunt Coordinator

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    I would say that you want the center channel to be "parallel" to the fronts so sound transfer is more seamless. But like everyone else says. Listen to it, if you like it, do it.
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Stunt Coordinator

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    I have read that due to the way we hear that it is better to mount a center channel high versus low. It so, it should be angled down at the listeners to reduce reflection off the ceiling.

    While 5 feet is a fairly large distance, you should be able to correct for the difference in delay by setting the timings/distances in your receiver/processor appropriately.

    Larry
     

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