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Jagmeet Singh's Avatar Jagmeet Singh 02:24 AM 01-06-2013



Greetings Experts,
Really and genuinely need you expert advice in setting my 5.1 ch. HT
Before I start, I’d like to apologies in advance for this stupid question and definitely about my silly diagram.

So, I have pretty much a square shaped room with wardrobes in front of the couch.
T.V placement is right in the middle of the two wardrobes and I am really confused about the placement of the front left and right speakers of my 5.1 ch HT (please find the diagram of the room, attached)

Note: I am using Onkyo S4505 and all the Red boxes are the 5 speakers.

Concern and confusion: In the sides of the T.V I have only 8.5 inches of space, either side and I am little hesitant placing the front left and right speakers in such a close distance form T.V and that too deep inside the wardrobe walls.

My silly thoughts and Option available: The only option that I am left with is, placing these front left and right speakers on the side walls of the room (as shown in the diagram). Now as one of the walls/pillars are right next to the entrance door and bathroom door, I have to place it at the height of about 6.5 ft. BUT making sure that the position of the speakers are towards the couch, with the help of the flexible speakers mounts.

Two Big Question: 1.) Would my silly thought work at all? 2.) Would this spoil the experience, too much?

I would greatly appreciate your kind suggestions.

Thanks and Regards
Jagmeet

eljaycanuck's Avatar eljaycanuck 07:32 AM 01-06-2013
Is this an option (with the couch against or slightly away from the side wall, and the rear speakers aimed down toward it?


Elihawk's Avatar Elihawk 08:54 AM 01-06-2013
Your room creates a couple challenges;
1. Usually you want your front stage all an equal distance from the seating position and the L/R speakers about 8-10 feet apart. However, I assume room correct can compensate...
2. It is not ideal to have your rear surround right over the seating position...
Where is your subwoofer in this configuration?
Jagmeet Singh's Avatar Jagmeet Singh 09:05 AM 01-06-2013
Thanks for replying Eljay,
sorry i haven't mentioned earlier. The left wall of the couch (in my diagram) has a long window, which i can’t' cover and my wife is going to kill me if i touch the Right side wall as its full of our photographs: p
Touching the right side wall would be like attempting suicide biggrin.gif

The only option left is the wardrobe wall mad.gif

So, if I have to mount the front left and right speakers on the side wall (as mentioned in my diagram) one thing for sure that I can do is to angle the speakers right to my seating position (couch) using the flex mounts.

Has anyone in the forum, tried mounting the speakers like and @ such height?
Does that spoils the experience too much?

Regards
Jagmeet
Jagmeet Singh's Avatar Jagmeet Singh 09:16 AM 01-06-2013
Hi EliHawk,
Thanks for replying

The subwoofer is placed right in front, under the T.V
For surround speakers, i can move the couch little bit, further towards T.V to make it ideal.

Cheers
Jagmeet
Jagmeet Singh's Avatar Jagmeet Singh 09:16 AM 01-06-2013
Hi EliHawk,
Thanks for replying

The subwoofer is placed right in front, under the T.V
For surround speakers, i can move the couch little bit, further towards T.V to make it ideal.

Cheers
Jagmeet
eljaycanuck's Avatar eljaycanuck 11:42 AM 01-06-2013
Given a choice of placing the front speakers...
- 12' apart and 6-1/2' off the ground, or
- "sandwiched" between the TV and the wardrobes on either side, but flush with the front of the wardrobes)
...I'd choose the latter. Your soundstage will be narrower / smaller, but more consistent, IMO.
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