rear speaker placed behind couch, firing upwards?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by DarwinU, May 20, 2003.

  1. DarwinU

    DarwinU Extra

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If I were to purchase a 6.1 receiver, how effective would the rear speaker be if I were to place near the floor directly behind my couch, and have the speaker firing upwards toward the ceiling? Right now the couch is against the back wall but I can move it forward about a foot. That's not enough distance to have the speaker on the wall as it would be firing just inches diretly behind my head, so that's why I thought of this alternative placement. I can definitely live with 5.1 but I'd like to get some thought's on this though. Anyone?
     
  2. Scott Sabin

    Scott Sabin Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Another option is to put the speaker higher up on the wall than normal to buy yourself some "distance".
     
  3. JustinG

    JustinG Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    On the dolby site, one of teh options is to put the surround speakers behind the couch as you describe. THough I believe that they have it on a stand that is below the level of the back of the couch. Should work fine, however.
     
  4. Tim Fennell

    Tim Fennell Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That is how my rear speakers are set up. It will work
    that way if you calibrare properly.
     
  5. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    8,390
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    another option is to put them beside your couch, firing upwards. i had mine at about seat-height. worked great.

    when i had them on the floor i got too much boominess, plus i didn't really get that rear-sound sensation.

    did you already check out the dolby.com article?
     
  6. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    I am not a fan of having a speaker directly behind one's head while sitting at the listening position. I would mount it high then experiment with angled firing to try to achieve a little dispersement. Ideally, speakers need breathing space which is the reason you would not want to have your front speakers a foot away from the couch but you seem to already understand this.
     
  7. DarwinU

    DarwinU Extra

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanks for the replies fellas [​IMG]
    I took a look at the link as well. I was only concerned about the rear-center surround speaker, as the Left/Right surrounds are on the side walls. If I do in fact opt for a 6.1 setup, I'll be doing some speaker placement/position experimenting for sure.
    Maybe all 3 surrounds behind the seating position pointing upwards as Tim has his.
     

Share This Page