Rear Surround Placement - DD & DTS

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  1. Matthew Perry

    Matthew Perry Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey Guy's

    What is the best speaker placement for rear surrounds used for DD 5.1 and DTS listening.

    Should they be pointing towards each other on the side walls, should they be pointing directly towards the front soundstage?

    These are not dipole speakers either.

    Thanks for any info.

    Regards,

    Matt
     
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    It was always my preference not to have direct radiating surrounds at the sides pointing to each other. I compare this to placing the front speakers (L & R) at the sides instead of the front of the room. For me, it is distracting having an image move from the front to the back (ie a plane flying overhead) but having the sound move from the front to the sides. If I had the choice in my room, the surround speakers would be at the back of the room with "breathing space" of at least 4 ft behind the main listening position.
     

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