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Old 11-26-2012, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
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It's been a while, and thanks for a useful forum. I need some advice regarding the placement of surround sound speakers in my basement. The system will be used mainly by my kids for Movies + TV + PS3 Games.

The basement / room is L-shaped, as shown in the picture below.

Here is the current setup for the room.

A: (Wall) = Computer Desk
B: (No Wall - just open space): Couch
C: (Wall): Empty
D: (Wall): 32" HDTV (with 2 speakers located in each corner of Wall D)
E: (No Wall - Empty Space): Couch
F: Back Wall
G: Entry to Utility Room

Given that the TV currently hangs on the "D" wall, I am not sure where to place the surround speakers. Theoretically, I can place them on each side of the couch on "E" section, but I have read that some of the sound will be absorbed by the empty space behind. I am open to switching things around a bit to accommodate the surround system, so long as it is all contained in the A to F space.

I will appreciate your advice regarding the appropriate placement of the speakers for this small surround system setup.

Equipment to be used are:

Receiver: Yamaha V373 (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V373-5-1-Channel-AV-Receiver/dp/B007JF8FD8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353881720&sr=8-1&keywords=yamaha+v373).

Speakers: Yamaha NS-SP1800BL (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NS-SP1800BL-5-1-Channel-Theater-Speaker/dp/B001AVRD62/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353881774&sr=1-1&keywords=yamaha+surround+speakers).

Thanks - PS
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