Surround Sound and Speaker Placement

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  1. Jame pc

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    Do all the speakers (except for the center and sub) share the same load? Or are the front left and front right speakers used more then the rest?
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    James
     
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    As far a per-channel activity, the generally accepted notion is that the center channel carries the most, followed by the front left and right, followed by the rear speakers.

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    Ahhh...so If I have 2 very good quality bookshelf speakers, they should be used for the fronts while my little cube speakes should be for the rear and sides?
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    Yes, that is a good plan. About 70% of the sound in most movies comes from the front 3 speakers, and of those 3, the center will often be doing most of that work. Use the best 3 speakers up front. For most music, the main 2 will do either all or the vast majority of work.
     

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