Rear center

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  1. Brad A

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    This may be a stupid question..but I'm curious...What comes out of a REAR center channel?? My Receiver supports it but I have no clue what it's for
     
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    Some soundtracks are mixed with a soundtrack that can take advantage of the rear centre. Basically, it is a prologic matrix of the surround left and surround right channels, in much the same way that the centre channel was a matrix of the left and right channels in the old dolby prologic scheme. You will hear info that is meant for the back channel like various sound effects.
     
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    And with DTS-ES, there's also Discrete 6.1 encoding, where there's actually a seperate 6th channel devoted to the center-rear speaker (not matrixed).
     
  4. Brad A

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    Ok thanks...I have a couple more questions..
    Is it worth getting a REAR center?? Would you have any suggestions on where to place one if my couch is right against the wall? Can it go on the wall parallel to my rears??? Facing the ground? or sitting straight?
     
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    I mounted mine right above the top of my sofa, even though my rear surrounds are on the floor.
     
  6. Brad A

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    Thanks...Any further suggestions on rear center channel placement would be appreciated.
     
  7. BrentPollard

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    If your sofa is right against the wall you may want to stick with 5 speakers, although some people here have had good results mounting a rear centre up near the ceiling directly above the listening position.
     
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    Thanks....IF I did want to try the center rear like you suggested...Would I aim it down towards me?? or aim it forward??
     
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    Probably split the difference and experiment form there, it's gonna depend somewhat on what speaker you get. This is where a dipole may work well. But that is pure speculation on my part. I have just added a 6th speaker myself and am just getting a feel for how it sounds. It's not like moving from prologic to DD but there is an added sense of depth. I am fortunate in that I have a large room to work with and have set up my speakers to all be equidistant from the viewing area. [​IMG]
     

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