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bjohnson1123 03-28-2013 05:50 PM

I am currently in the process of mounting my speakers on the wall and now I have no idea where my rears should go for best sound. My rear seats are 2 feet from the back wall, so I'm not sure if i should place them facing the rear seating, in the corners, or place them on the back walls facing the front speakers.

Here is layout of the room

A Quick response will be greatly appreciated.

underminded999 03-28-2013 06:35 PM

3... With a minor adjustment. Move the rear spakers in by about two feet. That way they should cover the entire listening area.


sdurani 03-28-2013 07:37 PM

I would go with the third one. Make sure the speakers are at least a couple of feet above ear level, so folks at either end of the back row aren't blasted out of their seats by a speaker right next to them.

bjohnson1123 03-28-2013 10:50 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!!!

Another ?
Center surround speakers, I would like to have them tilted down towards the seating area because they are bout 6 feet up on the wall and about 4 feet above the ear when seated. They are currently mounted flat on the wall with a screw placed in the keyhole bracket.

Rear Surrounds: Now that you guys have given me the best option for them I still have the issue of the height of the speakers. The rear speakers are also 6 feet on the wall but are 3 ft above the ear. I would like these also tilted downward toward the seating in the corner.

What would be the best way for me to go about this or is it not a good idea?

Below is an idea of how i think it could be done. If you have any better ideas please pass along.

toddbigeasy 03-29-2013 06:52 AM

I use something like these and they work good, they tilt down a bit.
Have fun!

sdurani 03-29-2013 08:51 AM

Most speakers usually sound louder when pointed at you. Speakers also sound louder when they are closer to you. To keep the surround speakers from distracting the listener closest to them, you can compensate for the proximity by pointing them at the listener furthest away.

For example: I would tilt the side speakers down towards the listener at the opposite end of the front row OR point them at the listener at the opposite end of the back row (up to you, but I would pick the latter). This will compensate for that speaker being so far away from that seat AND will keep that speaker from distracting the listener sitting nearby since it will be pointed away from them.

With the rears, I would likewise tilt them down and point them at the listener at the opposite end of the front row. Doing this for both pairs of surrounds will keep the surround field a little more even sounding for all listeners (i.e., no hot-spotting from nearby speakers).

bjohnson1123 04-05-2013 06:07 PM

sdurani 04-05-2013 06:39 PM

Looks good. But how does it sound to you?

Larry Geller 04-05-2013 06:45 PM

Most importantly, center the TV.

bjohnson1123 04-06-2013 05:34 AM

Sounds Great Thanks (sdurani)

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