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Hello Everyone,

This is my setup, I have 3 large floor standing speakers (about 14 1/2" depth) and a 14" sub that is 16" in depth. My false wall with the AT Screen sits 16" off the back wall. Is it ok to have the floor standing speakers about 1" from the wall? The sub wont fit with this set up unless I ( A ) turn it sideways or ( B ) have it outside of the AT wall in front. For setup ( A ), is this even feasible? I'm not an Audio guy, I'm a visual guy, so I really dont know. Could I put it in a corner of the room facing sideways to ricochet sound or something? For set-up ( B ), this is easy to do but also ruins the theater appearance of the whole thing. If you think it's better though, I will do it!

Please let me know you Audiofiles and, as always, thank you all for your help and consideration.
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Actually, this should probably be in the design and construction thread. Anyway, the answer is, it depends. It depends on the material you are using. Material like GOM FR701, 1 inch is fine, however behind your perforated screen, not fine. Minimum depth to help alleviate comb filtering behind a transparent screen is usually 1 foot. Regarding your sub, go ahead and turn it to the side, won't hurt a thing. Keep any and ALL speakers away from close proximity to corners. This includes, and most importantly, the sub! Hope this helps!
Edited by SierraMikeBravo - 2/12/13 at 1:52am
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Need set-up advice for front channels + sub behing AT Wall, can the speakers be

For sub placement do a search on sub crawl method, it's in the home theatre setup guide sticky here.


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Minimum depth to help alleviate comb filtering behind a transparent screen is usually 1 foot.
I am also curious about distance between the back of an AT screen and the front of the speaker. One manufacturer mentions a minimum of 2" to 3". Is the 1 foot based on a specific material?
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I am also curious about distance between the back of an AT screen and the front of the speaker. One manufacturer mentions a minimum of 2" to 3". Is the 1 foot based on a specific material?

I believe he is referring to PERF AT screens which need 1-2ft. WOVEN AT screens do not need any distance in front of the speakers.
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Okay. I guess I didn't catch the word perforated before, but now I see. I didn't even realize the difference. So, screens like SMX and Seymour are woven, right?
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Okay. I guess I didn't catch the word perforated before, but now I see. I didn't even realize the difference. So, screens like SMX and Seymour are woven, right?

Yes
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^Thanks!
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Im Glad you mentioned this because they will be near touching the screen in this set up, mainly because the room is only 10 feet long frown.gif
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