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Help Planning 5.1 Surround Setup

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by BradPinch, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. BradPinch

    BradPinch Auditioning

    Apr 3, 2019
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    I'm planning an in-wall 5.1 surround sound setup for my game room. I have 4 Polk 265-RT speakers for front/backs and a Polk 255C-RT for the center channel. 65" TV.

    Game room layout attached or can be seen here: http://www.screencast.com/t/Aw6wUo4Up

    The wall where my TV will go is only about 65-70 inches wide, not enough to place the fronts on either side of the TV. So if the fronts go on the same wall as the TV, they'll have to go under the TV.

    I could instead put the fronts on the opposite sides of the windows that surround the TV. But because these are in-walls, they cannot be angled. This means they'll be aimed a couple of feet beyond the edges of a standard-sized couch.

    Should I put the speakers under the TV, next to the center channel, and on the same wall to ensure the sound is aimed directly at people on the couch? Or should I widen them out, on the other side of the windows, so that they can be at the same height as the TV?

    The only other benefit of widening them would be if I'm just playing music and entertaining in the room the sound will travel better. But I don't want to ruin the TV-viewing experience either.


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