Recommended Speaker Placement

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by John Doh, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. John Doh

    John Doh Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 24, 2003
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    I am moving into my new house (being built right now) sometime in November/December. I have gotten the blessing from my wife to dedicate the 'formal livingroom' area as my home theather room. These are the components that I have chosen..

    JBL S-Center II
    JBL S-38 II (Front Speakers)
    JBL S-36 II (Surrounds)
    JBL S120PII PB12 Subwoofer

    Sony 40XBR800 HDTV (40" Direct-View CRT)
    Kenwood VR-7080 Reciever
    Sony SLV-500P (Progressive-Scan DVD/VCR Combo)

    My room which all of this is going in is a perfect rectangle, measuring 12-feet by 13-feet. The room opening is along the 13-foot wall in dead center, and is only 5-feet wide (no door). The ceiling is 8-feet high and the flooring is carpeted. The TV and components are going along one 12-foot wall, and the couch will be centered up and directly against the opposing 12-foot wall.

    If at all possible without sacrificing sound quality, I do not want to wall mount any of my speakers. I can buy floor stand that will hold the speakers I have chosen and still look very nice. What I need from you guys/gals is to take into consideration my setup, and tell me what would be the best placement for these speakers? I need everything from height, spacing and angle of the speakers.

    I really appreciate anyone who is willing to take the time to help me out here. I am so stoked about getting this all put together and just don't want to goof it up. Thanks!
  2. Frank Zimkas

    Frank Zimkas Supporting Actor

    Mar 10, 2002
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    Take a look a . There is some really good info on proper placement. You're going to end up having to balance the "Best" placement options with your location preference though. The ideal position for each speaker may not fit into your plans.

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