Surround speaker placement

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Steve Carlo, May 29, 2003.

  1. Steve Carlo

    Steve Carlo Stunt Coordinator

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    I will be setting up a HT/music system in the next few days. Placing the center on the TV and the L&R fronts to either side at the same approximate height is no problem. Sub will go wherever.

    The question is about the surround/rear L&R's. We are planning on setting the main seats in the middle of the short wall about 3 feet in front of counter level divider. This means to have the rear speakers at listening level will obstruct the walk way. The rea speakers are Energy XL's...any thoughts about having them mounted say 7 feet up and angled towards the listening area ie. pointing forward versus placing them on the walls pointing towards each other (perpendicular to the center chanel)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. David-TF

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    7 feet up and angled toward the listening area should not present any problems.
     
  3. Todd Alexander

    Todd Alexander Stunt Coordinator

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    I've actually read where they advise to raise the rear speakers a couple of feet above the listening area. I see no problem raising it to 7 feet, as long as you are not sitting only 3 feet from them. In my set up, they are about 8-9 feet high, but they are spaced about 9 feet aways from the primary seating positin, so the angle is not too bad.

    The surround (side) speakers are mounted exactly to the left and right of the primary seating area, the rear surround are on the back wall, same height, and about 4 feet behind the primary seating area.

    I am using dipolars, but if you have direct radiating, they sound pretty good too, especially in a 7.1 system.

    Cheers,
    -Todd
     

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