Surround Placement

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Little*John, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Little*John

    Little*John Auditioning

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    I know, I know, this topic is beaten to death, but I have a question too. I currently have my surrounds mounted to the ceiling (and in line with the listener) as the back wall is a sliding glass door and my couch is pushed up right against it. There is really no other option. Should they be tilted down toward the listener, directed forward or behind the listener. Sometimes I think I hear one louder than the other and vice versa when I'm adjusting their position.
     
  2. EricSm

    EricSm Stunt Coordinator

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    a lot of people recommend high and to the side, angled down. Since you are going high and to the rear, I think that you would want to point them in your direction as much as possible. It's tough when you have them directly behind you, but I think if you have to have them there then having them as high as you do might be a good thing to create a little separation between the speaker and you.

    As far as the perceived different volumes, this is where an SPL meter from Radio Shack really helps out. You can calibrate your receiver so that all the levels are identical for your seating position. I recommend using the AVIA guide to home theater, but if you want just a quick calibration you can rent any of the DVD's that include the THX optimizer on it(like Toy Story 2).
     

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