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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by JerryDean, May 6, 2004.

  1. JerryDean

    JerryDean Auditioning

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    Hi everyone! This is my first post in this great forum.

    I just recently purchased my first High Def 16X9 TV (Sony KP-46WT510). This was a very big purchase for me. I upgraded from a 27-inch 4:3 TV. Now that I have it and a nice Sony progressive scan DVD player, watching movies is a whole new experience for me. Unfortunately this has highlighted the deficiencies in my TV speakers so I've decided to pick up an Onkyo HT-S760 6.1 suround sound system.
    Since I can't post urls, just add www to this url:
    macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=301920&options=T

    My problem now is speaker installation. I'm not worried about the front speakers and subwoofer because placement will be pretty straight-forward (with speaker stands). For the back speakers I will have to run wires through the attic down to the back wall of my living room.

    My question is this. Can I mount the back speakers either high and tilt them down or flush with the ceiling and pointing down and get the same effect/coverage as they would sitting on stands or mounted to the wall at ear level?

    Room Description: This is basically a square great room. As you face the TV the kitchen and small hallway and pass-through window are on the right. A sliding glass door leading to the patio is on the left. Interior walls are hollow sheetrock with little or no insulation in them. The floor is laminate over concrete subfloor. Two chairs at 45 degrees and one couch in the middle face the TV.

    http://129.49.82.175/members/Husker/HDTV-front2.jpg
     
  2. Kevin G.

    Kevin G. Second Unit

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    Hey Jerry,
    try this,
    or this,
    dolby's revised guide to placement.
    welcome and congrats on the new purchases!!!!!
     
  3. JerryDean

    JerryDean Auditioning

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    Thanks for the info! That is the exact place I already looked at. I realise that the Dolby placement is optimal but would it make much difference to place the rear speakers up high pointing down?
     
  4. Kevin G.

    Kevin G. Second Unit

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    Mine are currently up high, pointing down, at the listening position, because of space and wall constraints. I think, according to everyone here, properly calibrated and set up for your space, you should be fine.
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    I took care of the link for you.
     
  6. JerryDean

    JerryDean Auditioning

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    Cool. I think I'm going to enjoy slowly building my system. There are some incredible ones on this site.
     
  7. Shane Morales

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    Mine are hanging 4" from the ceiling and it works great. I don't see why it should be a problem.
     
  8. sebastian m

    sebastian m Auditioning

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    I'm also a newbie here, hello all. I have my SR's just about 3 feet behind me and at a 6" high level. my rear channel 6.1 is pointing down at me from a 18" ceiling. I used a laser pointer to get it just right. The sound was good but just liast night i calibrated my system using DVE and an SPL meter and all i can say is AMAZING! I'm hearing whispers, wind all sorts of things from all over the room. so to make a long story short. like they said, make sure you calibrate your system to your listening position and i'm sure you will be happy with the end result.

    cheers,

    Seb
     

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