Studio Speaker Placement

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  1. Jason Alexander

    Jason Alexander Auditioning

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on speaker placement for a studio apartment that is somewhere around 17 x 13. I'm trying to get a nice sound for movies and just to play music but my main concern is creating a setup that keeps the sound from bothering neighbors. I'm thinking sub placement would be a chief concern and how close the speakers are to the walls, but do you know any special tricks? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Have a great day.
     
  2. Charlie Campisi

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    Here's what the basic layout should look like: http://www.dolbylabs.com/consumer/ho...oomlayout.html

    The subwoofer is usually placed near the corner of the longest unbroken front wall. You're right about keeping the speakers away from the walls if possible. Most of the placement advice is geared toward balancing sound for the listeners inside the room. It may also be a side-effect that it minimizes sound escaping the room, but not necessarily. As you'd expect, it is the subwoofer that will most likely reach your neighbors. I'd try setting it up as you would any system, but maybe dialing the sub down a little. Too bad, but you have to keep the peace.
     
  3. Jason Alexander

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    Thanks a lot.
     

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