Surrounds farther than mains

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  1. Robert Cobb

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    I'm a little confused about the delay settings that I should be using for this situation. Due to a corner arrangement, the primary seating location is about 7 feet closer to the main speakers than it is to the surrounds. From what I understand, this means I should delay the mains (and center) by about 7ms. Of course, I can't delay the mains on my receiver (do any receivers allow this?).
    Anyhow, the default delay setting for DD surrounds on my receiver is 19ms. This is a Yamaha RX-V1200 that lists surround delay settings separately for each DSP. I've reviewed the information at Dolby's web site (http://www.dolby.com/tech/co.br.0103.DDFAQ.html#q19 figure 20-3) and it leads me to believe that I should have no delay programmed. This still leaves me confused. In order to have "no delay", should I leave the 19ms default parameter alone or should I reduce it to zero? Perhaps it should be 12ms? I'm so confused!
    Is it rare to have surround speakers farther than the front soundstage? Does it cause other problems?
     
  2. Matt Meyer

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    In my Outlaw manual it says it is the difference in the distance from the front to the listing position and the surrounds and the listen postion and if the difference is 0 or negative set the delay to 0

    Hope that helps,

    Matt
     
  3. Robert Cobb

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    Thanks, Matt. What is the default (out of the box) DD surround delay value on your Outlaw?
     
  4. Matt Meyer

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    I don't remember, I thought they were all at 0. But I don't honestly remember.

    Matt
     

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