Question concerning Speaker Height

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  1. Michael_Victor

    Michael_Victor Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a 6.1 system by pioneer on my 65 HDTV and am curious about speaker height. I have the wires run in the attic and the speakers are on brackets that are directly off the ceiling. I have 8 foot ceilings so i'm guessing the speakers are 7 1/2 feet off the ground. From reading the Dolby page, It seems as if I have them too high; however, I have them angled downwards towards the listening area. Is this a good enough format to remedy the situation. In addition. my center speaker is a good 2 or 3 feet lower than the fronts, should I leave it and lower the firing level of the fronts as well or make a shelf for the center? I figured a shelf would make the speaker too high. at least the other speakers are firing downward.
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Most often you'll hear advice telling you to have the tweeters as close as possible to ear level, especially for the mains.

    The front 3 should be on the same horizontal plane, but that's not practical in most cases.

    Also, if it sounds good to you, it ain't broke, but experiment and you may learn a lot!

    - CM
     

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