Originally Posted by metalguy
Ok a few questions. Looking at the pl-66 surrounds and there odd shape, would you consider them bipole or what? Also how do you have them set up for as your sides. As the horn fires forward and then you have the woofer behind it. for example if you have it at 90 degrees or right to your right or left , next to you per say, would you have the speaker behind you a tad so you have the horn firing at you or having the woofer parallel and next to you? Also for those who bought the pl-89 system did you look at anything else and what brought you to the bic set up? I hate the fact I cant hear them. I wonder how them compare to the rf -82 from klipsch, I have heard its pretty close. Also how is the pl-28 center. do any of you not like it? I have heard alot of down the middle of the road reviews, but nobody seems to point out any negatives and there are negatives for all speakers so let me know please. Also how high should you put the speakers , the surrounds i mean, i know you can have them at least 2 feet above you but what about higher? And for a 7.1 For me it would be like 2 feet or so behind me for the sides and them like 10 to 12 feet if not a tad more for the rears as that is where the wall is, would that be a problem? Also how do you mount them, is you wanted to angle them at all, and not just using the to screw brackets they give you that are built in to it. Thanks in advance for the help everyone
First, in the future please avoid the wall of text.
The PL-66's are bi-poles. The manufacturer recommends that they be placed like most standard surround speakers with being 2 feet above listening position and 30 degrees behind you. This will give you more of an effects style surround experience. The tweeters should face out towards the listening position. This will have the active woofer facing each other behind you.
For Me, I like to have the speakers be closer to my listening position and be placed wit the woofer facing the front speakers and have the tweeters facing the main listening position. I also have them set at ear height as well. I prefer to do it this way because more and more movies are using the surround speakers more directionally than they used to. At first surround speakers were just for effect and music. You would hear the random gun shot or so behind you and that was about it. In most newer movies however they handle a lot more sound. There are some movies where entire conversations are held in the movie with one person being "Behind you" and speaking only from the surround speakers. Not to mention a lot more gun shots, explosions and in a scary movie, eerie sounds.
Well these are basically the two main schools of thoughts. Most people will raise the speakers, put them on the wall and use them as per dolby's standards and other will place them at ear height and use them as directional speakers like my self. In the end it all on preference. I would suggest trying both and see what you like most.