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Question Asymetrical surround speaker placment

I am going for a 7.1 setup. In the attached picture is my room.


TV and couch can not be placed diffrently. Which position for the surround speaker is better A or B?


If I go with the worse position what draw backs are there and how serious are they?


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post #2 of 4 Old 05-27-2018, 07:11 AM
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No drawbacks for surround sound with the worst position – nothing the receiver’s delay and level adjustments can’t adequately address.

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Unless... these are in ceiling speakers, then position B is no good.
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When you run the receiver's room correction like Audyssey, MCACC, Anthem ARC, etc... it will set the dB level of all your speakers individually so that each speakers is producing 75dB at the main seating area. For speakers closer to the mic it will decrease their speaker level to achieve 75dB and for speakers such as speaker "B" it will increase its level to achieve 75dB just like it will increase your fronts if they are farther away.

The only downside is if you are walking around the "B" side of the room. The closer you get to the speakers it will be louder than if you got closer to the others because it's level was set higher to achieve 75dB at the listening area and will need a higher setting to read 75dB from that distance, but no downside at the listening area.

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