Originally Posted by stevethebrain
Hello scoyne88 I like the way you have your Polk RM8s mounted couple of ?s
?1. in the attached image the tweeter is pointed toward the door correct?
?2. if yes to ?1 is the other RM8 mounted upside down? or can the RM8 even be mounted upsidedown?
?3.did you run the speaker wire inbetween the wall? if yes did you use regular speaker wire?
?4. why did you mount them so high in the corner, I have the understanding optimiun location is 2' above the fronts?
?5. the way these speakers point in two directions doe's that give a effect that the sound is coming from 2 directions?
comment: I see a 1" gap ontop of the CS2 maybe you could jack up the front 3/4" to tilt up a tad.
My priority order is rear surrounds then diffenity the chair effect I'm planning a new recliner so I'll hold off on the shakers.
Hi STB, thanks for looking
1. ) The tweeter on the RM8s is under the grill with the "Polk" logo, I have it setup that the tweeter side aims at the listener, and the second side hits the back wall, so the tweeter is actually facing away from the door. I can't see the attached pic, but I may have moved the speaker for a better photo.
2.) the other speaker is mounted right side up, but Polk designed them with the second set of speakers on opposite sides, so one must be used on the left and the other on the right.
3.)I did run the speaker in the wall for the left surround, I used normal speaker cable, although I would defiantly use in wall if you can, it costs almost the same, and using the normal wire can be bad news for home or rental insurance.
4.) The surround speakers are not mounted at an optimum height, but on the door they would have been in the way of a key-rack, and on the right side they would have been behind the lamp, also I wanted them at an equal height, and the IKEA bookcase on the right is quite tall.
5.) the affect is quite the opposite, its almost impossible to tell where the sound is exactly coming from, it does a great lob of dispersing the sound. You still know it is coming from the general direction, but sounds like rain sound like they are all around you.
comment: I agree, I just fixed the gap by placing the center on the top shelf and the drawer on the bottom, pics to come son. Also, the aura bass shakers are about $25 each on ebay, they are the exact same as the pro, minus the large heatsink. When the time comes they are a great addition to any theater.