Will this work on my Denon receiver...?

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  1. Sanaka

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    Hi. This is my first post here so please forgive if this is an old question. I'm setting up my HT in a rather huge room - approx. 32' square. Actual speaker distances from main listening position are:

    front L/R - 20'

    center - 19'

    surrounds - 16'

    Problem is my new Denon 1802 has a max speaker distance setting of 16' - I can't set actual distances for the speaker delays. SO, would I get the same delay effect by setting the offset (difference) distances instead? i.e. since center is 4' further than surrounds, and L/R are 3' further, can I set:

    front L/R - 4'

    center - 3'

    surrounds - 0'

    Of course the differences are subtle and the ear is the final judge, but I'd like to know if this works as a general principle. Thanks for any thoughts.

    Sanaka
     
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    Yes, this should work for basic time alignment. There may be some issues with more advanced processing (it thinks the surrounds are very close so it will tweak the sound somehow). I'd do this instead:

    L/R: 16ft

    center: 15ft

    surrounds: 12ft

    These settings will give you the correct differences and still let the receiver know that you are far away...
     
  3. Sanaka

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    Good point. I will try just what you said. Thanks mucho, Greg!!

    regards, Sanaka
     

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