Originally Posted by Gov
My left surround speaker in my 5.1 set up is ceiling mounted with a b-tech mount. Unfortuately, I have no other option since that side of the room is wide open to the kitchen, and stand mounted is out. Is this posing a serious problem with Audyssey for my entire system? Basically, will things be completely thrown off to the point that maybe it would not be worth it?
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. It's interesting that both the 2808CI and the 987 (your 6 pos vs. 8 pos question in the Audyssey thread) have the same version of Audyssey MultEQ XT
(even though the 2808 limits the user to only 8 positions and the 987 to only 6 positions) which which can be used by a professional installer to do an Audyssey Pro-calibration using up to 32 positions. That said, clearly the more positions used the better. The 2808 manual indicates that the Audyssey setup can be completed with only 5 positions, however, recommends that 6-8 be used.
I would imagine that since your SL is probably positioned several feet higher (coming from the ceiling) than the SR there would indeed be some change to your room dynamics, although certainly not as much as if the FR and FL were ceiling mounted as well. How much of an impact that will have can only be determined after you run it. At the very least the SL volume can be adjusted as necessary manually.