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Surround Speakers next to seats - 5.1 or 3.1?

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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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.

Leave it at 8 ohms and call it a day :)
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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.

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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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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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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.
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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.
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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