L-Shaped Room: Speaker Placement - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 11-25-2012, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
PundaSmith's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10

It's been a while, and thanks for a useful forum. I need some advice regarding the placement of surround sound speakers in my basement. The system will be used mainly by my kids for Movies + TV + PS3 Games.

The basement / room is L-shaped, as shown in the picture below.

Here is the current setup for the room.

A: (Wall) = Computer Desk
B: (No Wall - just open space): Couch
C: (Wall): Empty
D: (Wall): 32" HDTV (with 2 speakers located in each corner of Wall D)
E: (No Wall - Empty Space): Couch
F: Back Wall
G: Entry to Utility Room

Given that the TV currently hangs on the "D" wall, I am not sure where to place the surround speakers. Theoretically, I can place them on each side of the couch on "E" section, but I have read that some of the sound will be absorbed by the empty space behind. I am open to switching things around a bit to accommodate the surround system, so long as it is all contained in the A to F space.

I will appreciate your advice regarding the appropriate placement of the speakers for this small surround system setup.

Equipment to be used are:

Receiver: Yamaha V373 (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V373-5-1-Channel-AV-Receiver/dp/B007JF8FD8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353881720&sr=8-1&keywords=yamaha+v373).

Speakers: Yamaha NS-SP1800BL (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-NS-SP1800BL-5-1-Channel-Theater-Speaker/dp/B001AVRD62/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353881774&sr=1-1&keywords=yamaha+surround+speakers).

Thanks - PS
PundaSmith is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 11-25-2012, 04:00 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
4DHD's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: sierra ecuadoriana
Posts: 6,191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked: 114
Put them along the E line. Don't worry about the area to the A wall.
You could place the TV on the F wall and place the surrounds along the B line. But its really 6 of one/half dozen of the other.

Custom, one of a kind pair, MJC212 mains, mod PT800 center, PT800 surrounds, SUB1500s. Parasound P7, Citation 19, Parasound HCA2205A, HK AVR3600, Marantz TT, Samsung BD player, Denon DVD-A player, MacBook Pro w/ Dirac Stereo Suite.
4DHD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat

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