Surround speaker placement

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Allen C Hecht, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Allen C Hecht

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    I currently have a Polk Audio RM6500 speaker system, utilizing 4 sattelites(2 in front, 2 rear surrounds), a polk center, and a Yamaha sw125 sub. Recently purchased an HK avr525 receiver. I want to add two more speakers for a 7.1 setup, which I am assuming need to be placed at the sides of the room. I am looking at Axiom QS40. Am I better off putting the Axioms in the back(behind main listening/viewing couch)and moving the Polk sattelites to the side, or just putting the Axioms up on the side walls, or does it matter? Help!
     
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    If you are going to have the receiver matrix everything to 7 speakers it probably won't matter much which you use as side surrounds or back surrounds, but I would use the better speakers as the regular surrounds(on the side in a typical setup) and the other ones as back surrounds.

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    The latest Widescreen Review mag has a nice article about speaker placement which is exactly the way I set up mine. I recommend you buying a copy of that edition. Cant tell more now cause I am working now :)
    regards
     

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