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Pat315's Avatar Pat315 12:51 PM 02-05-2013
Is there any general rule how far apart a speaker should be?

FOH's Avatar FOH 01:38 PM 02-05-2013
There are many rolleyes.gif

Everything depends on your room, however a good spot to start for a HT/music system would be a 60 degree spread,..ie. 30 degrees off a center line for each L&R, or an equilateral triangle.

Check this out.

Good luck

edit; be mindful, it's often beneficial to keep the front speakers away from any adjacent boundary if possible. Here is a guide illustrating the caveats associated with the boundary influences. Oftentimes the loudspeaker mfr has specific guidelines, as some speakers need certain boundary loading effects for ideal performance
deltadube's Avatar deltadube 01:02 AM 02-06-2013
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Is there any general rule how far apart a speaker should be?

FOH's Avatar FOH 07:13 AM 02-06-2013
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If you examine that closely, I'm guessing that's exactly what I suggested above. That appears to be from Ethan Winers website.

This is what I prefer, ... the ITU5.1 standard, which is what I've implemented in my room, and what's illustrated in the above image. You can get away with less spread across the front as well.
deltadube's Avatar deltadube 11:55 AM 02-06-2013
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^ ^ ^

If you examine that closely, I'm guessing that's exactly what I suggested above. That appears to be from Ethan Winers website.

This is what I prefer, ... the ITU5.1 standard, which is what I've implemented in my room, and what's illustrated in the above image. You can get away with less spread across the front as well.
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yes winers pic dont know where i got it.. he has tons of great u tubes out there too..

where do you put your sub in the pic as there is no sub in that pic... trial and error placement starting at the front corners etc?

one this about that pic tho how does the little guy get out to pee? LOL

no door or window to escape

cheers..
FOH's Avatar FOH 02:13 PM 02-07-2013
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where do you put your sub in the pic as there is no sub in that pic... trial and error placement starting at the front corners etc?

If you only are providing bass for one seat, then a single sub would be fine, position determined by measurement. A multi-seat/multi-listener room, the requirements change to a multiple subwoofer approach, .. again placement dictated by measurement results.

If I had to guess on starting positions;
2 subs, I'd try opposite diagonal corners, or mid-wall front and back
3 subs, I'd try front corner, I'd implement the above two sub techniques, tossing in a third sub along a side wall variably positioning it until the measurement yielded the response desired.
4 subs, four corners, four mid-wall points, or perhaps best of all (but least user friendly) four 1/4 points, in from the width and length

All this is pure conjecture, based on both Welti/DeVantier, and Geddes work.
Separate amp channels and time delay for each channel, w/global EQ


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one this about that pic tho how does the little guy get out to pee? LOL

no door or window to escape

cheers..

The little guy never leaves, .. the center cushion is actually a Coleman camping potty, allowing one to merely go right there at the LP, .... super convienent actually ... smile.gif
deltadube's Avatar deltadube 09:40 PM 02-07-2013
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