Originally Posted by avnur
1) I have my 533LR's about 8 feet apart from one another (and the center is in the middle). The distand from the center channel to the main listening position is currently 16ft. Is the resulting angle to the LR's too acute?
2) My receiving is a Yamaha 2600. In configuring the speakers, I can specify whether each one is small or large. Do folks think I should label the LR's as large? What about the center? I did label the SS as large because they have a 6.5" mid. Is that wrong?
I do not have the 532's, so I can't really say what the optimum distance they should be from each other in relation to the seating position. Some of this will depend on the room. BUT, I do believe you have them too close together. If you are 16 ft away, the speakers should be at least 10ft apart... but his is a guesstimate. In the end, it will be what you like. Play around with spreading them out to see how your soundstage changes. You will also want to play with the toe-in when changing speaker distances. This is part of the fun!
On most receivers, a Large setting will bypass the crossover and allow full range to go to the speakers (sub frequencies). If you have a subwoofer, leave all of your speakers set to small, you'll probably get better performance out of movies. Some people like to set their L/R towers to Large (full range, I am one of them), but the 532's do not have the low end extension to accurately do full range. If you DO NOT have a subwoofer, you may want to keep L/R set to large... but that is another thing you can play around with to see how it sounds.