In-Wall Placement - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 06-14-2013, 09:13 PM - Thread Starter
JYOSS's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
So I've got a bit of a dilemma. I'm in the final stages of our media room build and I'm wrestling with the placement of my in-walls behind my AT screen. The screen wall is a shade over 12' wide with a 126" 16:9 going up and the main seating distance at 14'. My LCR in-walls are Def Tech RLS II's.

Based on the stud spacing, I have two placement choices for the L&R. I can place the centerline at 24" off the walls which gives me ~8' between the L&R. The other choice is to place them at 40" off of the wall which gives me nearly 5.5' between the two.

I'm pretty well set on the wider soundstage, because well, it's a wider soundstage. My only concern is that I'm possibly too close to the walls. What do you guys think?

JYOSS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 06-14-2013, 11:26 PM
AVS Special Member
crn3371's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,240
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 203 Post(s)
Liked: 163
I'd go with the wider spacing. The narrow option really seems too narrow. With only 5.5' separation, and by the time you factor in the center, I would think that everything would just run together.
crn3371 is offline  
Old 06-15-2013, 01:03 AM
Advanced Member
splotten's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 772
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked: 101
Even at 8' with and 14' listeningdistance your speakers are a bit close, so based on the info given here thats the way i would go. If possible, you might consider placing some reflection dampening in the first reflection points if the speakers are close to the wall. It does help and it is an easy build.
splotten is offline  
Old 06-15-2013, 04:57 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I like and did a wider soundstage but I think the closer may have been more seemless in a natural sound. Its funny I find myself hearing where the L&Rs "are" instead of hearing sound.
kroekerta is offline  
Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

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