Speaker placement plan - feedback please!

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  1. Max Malloy

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    Have a look at the plan below and let me know what you think. The reason fronts are so far from the front wall is because i figured the fireplace (that thing in the top right corner) would interfere with the sound waves. Also, where do you think i should place my SVS sub (options marked in red).

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...chmentid=14223
     
  2. Tim K

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    I'm not sure what is what in your diagram. Any chance you could label things? Also, what are the dimensions of the room?
     
  3. Max Malloy

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    dimensions: 25x14

    view from the top. the large object in the lower part is the sofa. Behind are two rear centers. Surrounds on the side and so forth. Speakers are Paradigm Monitor
     
  4. Darren Mortensen

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    Max,

    Is this layout steadfast?

    The reason I ask is have you considered flipping the layout 180 degrees? Putting the couch near the fireplace and TV along the "bottom" wall?
     
  5. Ed O'Neill

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    I agree with Darren if this is possible .

    Unless I am reading your picture wrong...
    I would put a partition behind the tv. I have never seen anyone put a tv in the middle of a room.

    Just my 2 cents
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  6. Max Malloy

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    The original layout actually was reversed so that the proj screen was on the other side of the room. However, i superimposed a THX diagram onto it, and it seems that the fireplace would get in the way of the waves from the surrounds. Here, have a look. The arrows are from the THX diagram. Their edges need to be extended to actually hit the front/rear walls, but you get the idea. It looks like the fireplace would get in the way, right?

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  7. Ed O'Neill

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    I still think you need to build a partition especially for your 7.1 set up. I think you have too much room behind your seating.

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  8. Max Malloy

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    Is there any particular reason why i need a partition? A projector screen can hang in the middle of the room just fine.
     
  9. Max Malloy

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    Alright, how's this? The gray walls are the ones i'm thinking of adding in.

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  10. Ed O'Neill

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    Max,
     
  11. Max Malloy

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    I think i'll go with the partition, as seen on the latest diagram. Unless someone can tell me why i shouldn't do that. I can do everything myself since i'm a contractor, and end up with 2 good rooms instead of 1 overly large one.

    P.S. The wires go underneath drywall, with Leviton QuickPort binding post wallplates.
     
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    Max,

    With the new diagram, how will you enter the new fireplace sitting room? Will there be another entrance into that area... or will you have to enter through the two partial walls?
     
  13. Max Malloy

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    Looks like i'm gonna have to walk around that center speaker. I'll put in a door frame (without a door) and make it look right of course. Then maybe a loveseat in front of the fireplace and a bar across the room from the entrance.
     
  14. Ed O'Neill

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    Max are you trying to have two seprate areas in this room?

    The reason I ask is if you go with the second sketch the room will only be approximately 13.3 L x 13.6 W . That is kinda small.

    My room is only 13 L x 12.6 W and I have a 65" rptv . I am actually on the borderline of distance from the screen.I can say for sure you will be happier with more distance between the screen to seating.

    Also does that fireplace really stick out that far?

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  15. Max Malloy

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    You're right. Back to the drawing board. How far does the seating have to be from the rear centers?

    Here, check this out. Max distance between eyes and screen - 11'. Max distance between projector and screen - 16'. I don't know which projector i'm getting yet, but according to ProjectorCentral, a NEC LT150 can draw about 140" diagonal with that distance. Is that too large for viewing from 11' away though? What do you think is realistic?

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  16. Ed O'Neill

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    Max,
     
  17. Max Malloy

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    Well i can place it closer or further from the screen, which would adjust the size like that, yeah.
     
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    Thanks for the link, i'll take a look at it when i sober up [​IMG] As for the large square, its the um.. its kind of a 6" high brick footing. I guess its there to prevent ash from falling on the floor? It doesn't interfere with the sound waves, but prevents the couch from being placed there.
     
  20. Ed O'Neill

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    Ok,

    Six inch high brick hearth and its wide also.
    most newer home around here use ceramic tile.

    In your diagram it looks like it goes really far into the room..maybay you can cut it back.

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