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With my very old receiver I mounted satellite speakers on the far high corners of the front wall and used the A/B speaker setting to try and get a fuller sound. My new receiver has separate height and wide surround settings. My question is can I leave my speakers where they are and hope the mic calibration auto adjusts or do I need to put them in official height speaker placement?
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With my very old receiver I mounted satellite speakers on the far high corners of the front wall and used the A/B speaker setting to try and get a fuller sound. My new receiver has separate height and wide surround settings. My question is can I leave my speakers where they are and hope the mic calibration auto adjusts or do I need to put them in official height speaker placement?

I have speakers in the same spot. I used to use them as surround speakers, but when I rearranged my living room I left them there and now use them as the wide speakers. I calibrated them with the mic that came with my Onkyo. I'm not sure how much they add to the experience, probably depends on the source and how the acoustics are in your room.
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My question is can I leave my speakers where they are and hope the mic calibration auto adjusts or do I need to put them in official height speaker placement?

I would plug those speakers into the Height speaker connection on your new receiver and leave them where they are. Should make your soundstage appear taller and wider. Nice for movies, even nicer with music.

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I'll leave the speakers where they are then and set them for height. Now if I can find my calibration mic.
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