Originally Posted by blastermaster
False. Taken right from the Seymour website:
I have mine as close as they can be to the screen (1-2 inches) with no problems despite having front ported speakers (Tannoy Dc12i - they've got some pretty decent output!). I have them toed in to match the curve of the screen. Perhaps I should fiddle with some major toe-in as the website suggests but I'm too busy enjoying movies and playing games. Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the PC with maxed out graphics set to a custom resolution of 1920x816 to match my scope screen is absolutely ridiculous!
I read their article and according to it, towing won't make a difference as they had less than 1 db of diff b/w 0-40 degrees of angle. Here they also show an image http://www.seymourav.com/screens.asp
where they are pointing out to have side speakers to be around but I think its for those who want to put side speakers around screen rather than behind them.
Then they mention this
Experiment with aggressive toe in for the left and right speakers. Try aiming the left speaker toward the right-most seat and likewise with the right speaker. It will likely improve off-center imaging and reduce the smearing effect from sidewall reflections.
Has anyone tried it? The screen doesn't seem to cause any issue with angling. This is recommended to produce a better sound stage. My room is 142" wide and I placed L/Rspeakers on side of each wall toed in to center.
One point they did mention was to increase center speaker db a notch if that's the only one behind the screen and if all front speakers are behind then reduce surround trim a notch. Here are some pics. Please ignore center speaker placed horizontally since I have replaced it with another tower speaker recently. Just can't take picture now since screen is already in place.Edited by SherazNJ - 1/7/14 at 8:26am