Speaker location for a 6.1 system

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  1. Brian Shannon

    Brian Shannon Stunt Coordinator

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    Should the rear channels in a 6.1 system go on the back wall level with the rear center, or on the side walls at the same height as the center?

    I am not doing 7.1 and the speakers are not chosen yet.

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  2. Dan Hitchman

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    Is there a particular reason you can't do a 7.1 speaker layout? With only one rear center surround directly in back it will be hard for your ear/brain connection to dicern that sounds are coming behind you. That's why two rear center speakers spread apart seem to be the ideal.

    With 6.1 and 7.1 setups the left and right surrounds go on the side walls (just slightly behind the listener) and the rear center surrounds go on the back wall. The surrounds should probably be the same height all the way 'round.

    Dan
     
  3. Brian Shannon

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I will be wiring for 7.1 but I just picked up a Yamaha RX-V1 and it does not do 7.1. I am most concerned about 6.1 at the moment because that is how I will start.

    When I upgrade that piece I will be ready for 7.1
     

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