Speaker Setup

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by vitoF, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. vitoF

    vitoF Auditioning

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    The 5.1 speakers I just received were FREE, so don't laugh. The satellites are all the same (2.25"). I have no idea what the frequency response on any of them are. I have a Yamaha HTR 5830 receiver with a fixed sub crossover at 90. I have a Yamaha YST SW215 sub that I have the crossover set at max to allow the receiver to handle bass management. I admit the satellites are cheap, but I put on "Saving Private Ryan" and it was awesome. My windows where shaking. Do you experts have any tweaking ideas on the satellites and sub? 2 satellites at ear level on each side of a 27" Sony Vega 8.5 ft away. (TV is 3 ft off the floor) Center channel just above the TV, 9 ft away. 2 surrounds about 6 inches behind on the sides 4ft away, ear level, facing listening position. Sub is on the floor to the left of TV, toed in a bit.
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    You might put the surrounds above ear level. The reason for this is so if you're sitting next to someone their head won't block as much of the sound. If you have a "normal" ceiling then a decent rule of thumb is 2-3 feet below the ceiling.
     
  3. Torgny Nilsson

    Torgny Nilsson Second Unit

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    I'd suggest that angle your center speaker toward your ears. It should not matter if it is placed above or below your TV.

    There should also be no reason to toe-in your sub (unlike floor-standing front speakers). If you want more bass, try putting the sub in your seat, then walk around the room and see where it sounds best, then put it there. It will probably be in a corner of your room, either in front of or behind your seats.
     

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