speaker layout questions

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  1. CapnSharpe

    CapnSharpe Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a 53" RPTV in a corner sandwiched by a fireplace and an audio rack. Neither the audio rack or rptv can go anywhere because the 6 foot component cables are already stretched out. I managed to place half of the seating so that that dipole speakers are on the sidewalls. However, there is no rear wall. Will the dipoles work properly without a rear wall? What about the front monopoles and the way one side is so close to a dipole? The entire sound field looks awkward. I'm going to try and hook up the rear dipoles tonight, but this layout does not look promising.

    Is this feasible or should I start over again from scratch? Any creative suggestions? FYI - the tv is there because that is where the cable jack is.
    To a sketch of the layout: http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/tdoyon/vw...c=ph%26.view=t
     
  2. scott>sau

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    Hi Theresa,
    Follow this link to Dolby
    http://www.dolby.com/ht/Guide.HomeTheater.0110.html
    and click on 3.1 and 3.3 for more detailed info that may work with your design.
    I would not limit your design and speaker, or video placement by cable length. Be it component-video, or coaxial. You can have the cable company re-locate an additional outlet. The only charge may be a wall fish. You may be able to do a carpet run with the RG-6. PM me for more details, I was a cable guy for a good amount of time before going into HT. You could either extend the component-video cable, or get a longer one. As far as the dipoles, you could aim them away from the alcove to receive more direct, less reflected sound.
     
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    Theresa,

    Dipoles work best in rectangular rooms where there is a wall behind them. The sound bouncing off the walls is how they get their diffusive properties.

     
  4. Bob McElfresh

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    I agree with Wayne that the TV should go where the rack is now.

    The 6-ft component cable : buy a longer one from one of the custom sites, or swap the Rack and TV position in your sketch. This thread should help. A long, white CATV coax is $7 for 25 ft from Radio Shack. Dont let the cables dictate your layout - that's just silly.
     
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    yes, the layout is limited for your imagination, not for the wires
     

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