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post #1 of 12 Old 08-19-2012, 09:52 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a set of surround speakers that are mounted high and wide on my front wall. My TX-NR5009 has the option of connecting these speakers as Front High or Front Wide.

Am I correct that Front Wide channel would be the most effective in delivering surround sound ?
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Probably front-high would be my suggestion.

But it also depends on how wide they are in comparison to your main LCRs.
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I have a set of surround speakers that are mounted high and wide on my front wall. My TX-NR5009 has the option of connecting these speakers as Front High or Front Wide.
Am I correct that Front Wide channel would be the most effective in delivering surround sound ?

If they are high AND wide, that sounds like heights to me. I run those off my NR 1007 Onkyo. Wides should be about the same level as your L/R if I remember correctly. You can google Audyssey DSX I'm sure and look into it.
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I have a set of surround speakers that are mounted high and wide on my front wall. My TX-NR5009 has the option of connecting these speakers as Front High or Front Wide.
Am I correct that Front Wide channel would be the most effective in delivering surround sound ?
that's audyssey dsx front height setup
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that's audyssey dsx front height setup

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Nice pic. But does not answer his question.
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Nice pic. But does not answer his question.

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Reading about the linked Audyssey DSX and Dolby Height channel's should tell the OP all he needs to know.

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I'm just trying to apply this to my situation. I have about a 11 ft wall that my tv will be on. So, judging by the article and the picture, the heights are in the upper corners of the room on the wall with the display and the wides are off of the tv wall, closer to the viewing/listening position? Thanks.

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I'm just trying to apply this to my situation. I have about a 11 ft wall that my tv will be on. So, judging by the article and the picture, the heights are in the upper corners of the room on the wall with the display and the wides are off of the tv wall, closer to the viewing/listening position? Thanks.

The most important thing is the Wides should be on the same vertical plane as the LCR's. Heights are well, higher. In the case of Dolby above the L&R mains angled at the LP or with DSX above and slightly outboard of the mains but also pointed at the LP.

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They should be front heights due to not being at the same height as the mains. It will REALLY mess up your soundstage if you use them as wides.
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http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/audyssey-dsx

Audyssey recommends wides before heights, but given how you describe your current placement you would probably want to configure them as heights in your receiver.

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