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Rockokma 05-03-2019 03:31 PM

Surround Speakers next to seats - 5.1 or 3.1?
 
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Should I just do 3.1 here? Surround speakers will be pretty close to the outside viewers ear. Most times, it will be 2-4 people watching, so the extra 2 seats on the sides won't be used too often. So maybe I can switch over to 3.1 when the outside seats are being used? I have the older LSI series.

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Russdawg1 05-03-2019 03:42 PM

Maybe you’d like to do a 3.1.2 system with overhead Atmos speakers. Or you could put the surrounds overhead.

I would not watch movies with a speaker in my ear personally.

RayGuy 05-03-2019 04:55 PM

Move them up and back, so they are firing over the head of the closest seated listener. Aim them towards each other, but angled just slightly towards the middle of the listening area. Experiment with the height and angle to get the best for the middle seats, and the least objectionable performance at the outside seats.

bobknavs 05-03-2019 08:52 PM

Dipoles?

pheare 05-03-2019 10:13 PM

You seem to have a fairly significant distance between your screen and seats - can you move your seats forward a few feet and get the surround behind the seats?

pase22 05-04-2019 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by pheare (Post 57996772)
You seem to have a fairly significant distance between your screen and seats - can you move your seats forward a few feet and get the surround behind the seats?

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Moving up the seating a few feet would allow you to place the surrounds on the back wall. It would also leave you room to place another sub behind the seating.

pheare 05-04-2019 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by pase22 (Post 57997196)
This ^^^

Moving up the seating a few feet would allow you to place the surrounds on the back wall. It would also leave you room to place another sub behind the seating.

Yes. Or, at the very least, leave the surrounds where they are (depending on how they are wired) and not have them in someone's ear.

Rockokma 05-05-2019 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pheare (Post 57996772)
You seem to have a fairly significant distance between your screen and seats - can you move your seats forward a few feet and get the surround behind the seats?

Quote:

Originally Posted by pase22 (Post 57997196)
Quote:

Originally Posted by pheare (Post 57996772)
You seem to have a fairly significant distance between your screen and seats - can you move your seats forward a few feet and get the surround behind the seats?

This ^^^

Moving up the seating a few feet would allow you to place the surrounds on the back wall. It would also leave you room to place another sub behind the seating.

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Originally Posted by pheare (Post 57997632)
Quote:

Originally Posted by pase22 (Post 57997196)
This ^^^

Moving up the seating a few feet would allow you to place the surrounds on the back wall. It would also leave you room to place another sub behind the seating.

Yes. Or, at the very least, leave the surrounds where they are (depending on how they are wired) and not have them in someone's ear.


Maybe a foot, but not two. Are the LSIFX surround bipole speakers?


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