Originally Posted by caloyzki
Is this the right or proper placemenr for my surrounds? Im using 5.2 and i switch those surrounds to bipole mode. Or my speaker placement not good? Here is the pic
That sort of placement wouldn't be so bad if they were rear surrounds in 7.1 - but not for 5.1
Remember that in a cinema, you have multiple surround speakers down the sides and at the back. Here, you have just two.
In your setup, what I'd do is get those surrounds out to the sides, in line with the back corners of the couch, then spread them as wide as your room will allow.
Then try angling them diagonally with the middle pointed at your the centre of the couch. This is to maximise room reflections.
What you want is for one set of drivers to bounce off the rear wall, and the other set to bounce off the side walls.
Try and get as more distance between the surrounds and your ears. Maybe move the couch forward if poss.
If you can get taller stands to mount them above ear level, that'd help diffuse them. If not, no biggie.
If they can switch between Dipole and Bipole, try out both with a range of tests and see what works best. As they're so damn close to your head, Dipole may be the better bet.
Don't forget to redo Audyssey / Room EQ after you're done.
Experiment with placement, but the above should do the trick.Edited by Electric_Haggis - 11/14/13 at 9:49pm