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I have A 7.2 setup. I don't have a big room however. So I have front highs. I love them. They made my small room sound twice as big. Some people don't notice the effects as much from highs but in my room I did. I'd go for that. With bookshelves. And then keep the 4 subs. I'm jealous
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Can i see the pic of your 7.2 set up sir? Thanks

Ill try to get a photo of it later today.
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The OP said something about film. It's obviously something he cares about. rolleyes.gif
Blee0120, there are lots of movies with content in the rear surrounds. Sometimes it is placed there for directionality and sometimes it is placed there to add spaciousness. In addition, for 5.1 movies, you can add PLIIx or DTS Neo processing to add the rear surrounds. They are definitely worth doing if your room and seating can support them. However, if your seating is against the rear wall, you can't get rear speakers "behind" you, in which case there is no benefit.

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Lol those are like bam! In your face

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Lol those are like bam! In your face

Hahaha. It really sounds good especially during movies!

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Lol as long as their calibrated I'm sure they do!

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How do you even calibrate levels for that? Moving a few inches is going to change it all. Do you sometimes hear the rear surrounds a lot louder than the front three?

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Lol you just have to sit still

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Yes my 7.2 set up is calibrated by audyssey XT. I don't listen to music only movies 100%. So surround back not that big deal coz it's only mono during movies and i like the sounds

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How about my surrounds on my set up :-)


Rear surround headphones? eek.gif

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Rear surround headphones? eek.gif

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My room is 12ft wide by 16ft long, with 8ft tall ceilings. I have about a foot on each side of the screen. 15in at most. I have to measure after work. They would be in stands

That size of room you should be able to make 7.4 work, depending on layout and seating location - I assume not against the back wall.
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here you go cayloyzki. Taken with my phone so bad quality. Two surrounds are directly to the side.

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here you go cayloyzki. Taken with my phone so bad quality. Two surrounds are directly to the side.

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I'm speechless.

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I'm speechless.

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What he said !!!

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Lmao why?

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Because if your surrounds are where I think they are Brad, they're about 70 degrees from the recommended position.


Sounds that the content creator intended as ambient diffuse soundfield around you and/or discrete directional effects beside and behind you will instead be coming from, or adjacent to the screen.

FWIW, your front height speakers look OK.

Edit: Fixed clunky grammar and removed a cheeky question.
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I can't tell if you're using surround bipole/dipole speakers as your front speakers, (which is a pretty bad idea), or if your surrounds are just very badly placed and aimed the wrong way. If the later, where are your front speakers?

One speaker stand is a box. The other speaker has a box on top of it.

The speakers we can see are mounted at different heights.

I don't know if it's just the camera angle, but your screen appears curved at the top and straight at the bottom.

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Lol I'm in the middle of upgrading. So yes they're surrounds as fronts. Because I didn't want my fronts to be worse than my surrounds. There is no box on top of the speaker lol there's stuff behind it. Must be the angle. The screen is not curved I actually did.t notice that in the picture. I don't know why it is.

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I can't believe you guys thought I'd place surrounds in the front! That's hilarious

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I can't believe you guys thought I'd place surrounds in the front! That's hilarious

But you actually have! You're just not routing the surround audio channel through them. But we weren't to know that, because you're using the term "surrounds" interchangeably.

Go back and look at what you actually said, not what you know. Like here:
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here you go cayloyzki. Taken with my phone so bad quality. Two surrounds are directly to the side.

Which in conjunction with the pic, I took to mean: Two surrounds are directly to the side (of the display).

A quick explanation like you have now provided would've been handy.
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So yes they're surrounds as fronts.
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I can't believe you guys thought I'd place surrounds in the front! That's hilarious
You're using "surrounds" in the front. That's hilarious! eek.gif

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I have a 11.3 setup. Something happened to my receiver settings and it played everything in 5.x and it sounded awful. When I reset it back to 11.x, it sounded much better. Even my kids said it sounded a lot better and they don't care about anything. I never thought the extra ambiance of the height /wides/rear surrounds made much difference, but it does. My rears are about 10' behind the sofa.
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Well they sound better than what i had as fronts so thats all that matters. Its temporary. A broke college students gotta do what hes gotta do

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Well they sound better than what i had as fronts so thats all that matters. Its temporary. A broke college students gotta do what hes gotta do
Have you considered moving the monopole Heights down to the Mains positions and moving the dipole/bipole "surrounds" up to the Heights positions?

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I have but it would be difficult because of the way I'd have to unmount and mount the other speakers. And since it's temporary I've just decided to stick with the way it is. My setup is progressing slowly lol

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I just went from 5.1 to 7.1 and the difference was drastic. It added a new dimension in my setup.

Makes me wan to go to a 11.x now.
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