Titling surrounds - any benefit? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 01-28-2012, 04:41 AM - Thread Starter
RamKat's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I am installing a 7.1 system in my smallish 12 x 16 basement rec room where the 4 surround speakers will, due to practical reasons, not be ideally located. The side surrounds will be about a foot higher than the recommended 6 feet (to limit head bumps when walking past) and the rear surrounds will be ceiling mounted inside the box that is built around duct work between the duct work and a structural beam.

Can I expect any improvement in the listening experience by tilting the side surrounds slightly down and tilting the rear in ceiling speakers slightly forward? I have seen ceiling mounted speakers that are tilted about 15 degrees inside the enclosure. Although those are not the ones that I am planning on buying, it is the same idea. The rear surrounds will be about 5 feet behind the listening position at the 45 degree of-axis angle. Further to the back is an open stairway and washroom door etc which make wall mounted rears impractical.

Epson 8500UB (R); Elite Electric100 16:9; Yamaha RX-V671; Polk Monitor 60 x 2, Polk CS2, Polk Monitor 30 x 4
RamKat is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 01-28-2012, 06:27 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
Smigro's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Montgomery County, PA
Posts: 2,216
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 237 Post(s)
Liked: 221
You should not experience any problems doing that. It is actually recommended that you tilt the side surrounds down towards the main listening position.

Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ST60 Plasma, Onkyo TX-NR1008 receiver, OPPO BDP-83 region free, Xbox One, PS4, eD[c]12 LCR, Klipsch R-14M surrounds, Rythmik FV15HP sub

Xbox GT / PSN ID - Smigro
BD collection http://www.blu-ray.com/community/col...0&categoryid=7
Smigro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply Speakers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off